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Your Friends and Neighbors | 1998 | R | - 9.3.10

A circle of sexually dissatisfied friends and lovers betray each other in a quest to find someone better. Starring Ben Stiller, Jason Patric, Nastassja Kinski, Aaron Eckhart, Amy Brenneman and Catherine Keener.

SEX/NUDITY 9 - Lots of sexual innuendo (including references to oral sex, masturbation and homosexual acts) -- sex is discussed in almost every scene. Kissing, often passionately; in a few scenes, two woman kiss each other. A man graphically describes how he and his friends anally raped a boy in high school. In a few scenes, we see a shirtless man and a woman in a slip moving rhythmically in bed. In several post-coital scenes, we see a shirtless man and a scantily clad woman in bed. Twice, we see two scantily clad women in bed together, presumably after they've had sexual contact. In a stage play, a man pushes a woman onto a bed, flips her skirt over her head and bumps his crotch into her buttocks. In two scenes, it's implied that a man masturbates (we see a man's hand moving rhythmically underneath a sheet covering his lower body). We see a sweaty man moving rhythmically and talking as if he were having intercourse; we later learn he's alone and audio-taping himself (he listens to the tape later in the movie). We see two men's bare chests as they're showering, several men sitting in a sauna with towels draped across their laps, and a man in his underwear. A woman's bra is visible underneath her unbuttoned shirt. We see the side of a nude woman sitting in a chair (her arm covers part of her breast) and a brief glimpse of full frontal female nudity. We see part of a woman's bare buttocks (a man playfully slaps them) and part of a woman's bare breast as man fondles it.

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VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - A man graphically describes how he and his friends anally raped a boy in high school. A man repeatedly pounds on a door and yells at a woman cowering behind it. A man verbally threatens a woman. Keys are thrown at a man's head. A man punts a plastic fetus.

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LANGUAGE 10 - About 75 F-words, lots of anatomical and scatological references and several mild obscenities and insults.

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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Infidelity, betrayal, misogyny, sexual relationships, sexual dissatisfaction, impotence, lesbianism.
MESSAGE - We all have sexual issues and problems that make it difficult to maintain meaningful, loving relationships.
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We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

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