Cinema: Your Friends And Neighbors

Written and Directed by Neil LaBute

The film poster on one couple's wall is for Le Mepris. In English that's contempt--the operative tone in this spiky new farce from the perp of In the Company of Men. A La Ronde for our own fin de siecle, the film offers six yuppies having lots of sex. But no one has much fun. Sex, as one of the women (Catherine Keener, who kills with sarcasm) says, "is not a time for sharing." Jason Patric is the chief sleaze; Ben Stiller adds to his gallery of wormy guys; and Aaron Eckhart is the doleful husband who, when asked who his...

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