In the Company of Men (1997)
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Two frustrated young executives vent their pent-up rage via a childish prank and end up paying a price in this psychological black comedy, the feature-film debut of writer-director Neil LaBute. Former college buddies Chad (Aaron Eckhart) and Howard (Matt Malloy) are in their early 30s and work in the same company. One day the two encounter each other in the men's executive washroom and begin expressing their mutual frustration regarding their lack of rapid advancement at work and their most
Aug 1, 1997 Wide
Mar 17, 1998
Sony Pictures Classics
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A dazzling, repellent exercise in which the case against men is closed before it's opened.
LaBute, a playwright and former drama teacher, has succeeded in creating a study of banal, everyday evil.
A dark, probing, truly disturbing exploration of yuppie angst and male anxieties as they manifest themselves in both the work and personal arenas.
The kind of bold, uncompromising film that insists on being thought about afterward -- talked about, argued about, hated if necessary, but not ignored.
A bitterly promising screenwriting-directing debut from playwright Neil LaBute.
A highlight of the 97 Sundance Film Fest, LaBute's astonishing debut is a dark, probing, vastly entertaining satire about misogyny and sexual politics in the work as well as personal arena; LaBute is a major dialoguist to watch
I don't what finding humor in the most unsavory of situations says about me, but in terms of LaBute, it means that a first-class filmmaker has arrived on the scene.
Eerily unflinching film that features three first-rate performances.
What we also have here, in other words, is a movie in which next to nothing happens. See it only if you are having trouble sleeping.
Brilliant black comedy - razor sharp, unapologetic stuff.
A no-holds-barred performance by Eckhart. You really want to kill this guy by the time the closing credits roll.
It's the kind of film that really makes you think and turns you upside down.
... a hard movie to watch and - though it has its virtues - even harder to defend.
A scary film about the very polluted hearts of two nasty white-collar workers.
Despite our feeble attempts to delude ourselves into thinking Chad and Howard could never exist in real life, their words and actions still haunt us after the credits roll because, deep inside, we know they're real.
What is the point? We should all be nice to each other? Like we need a movie to tell us that, and badly.
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