With friends like these...

The venom with which the battle of the sexes is waged in Neil LaBute's Your Friends and Neighbors is offset by its clean, elegant visual style. The camera placement is typically stationary; the texture of the images is pristine. "It was not a gritty, downtown New York look that Neil wanted," says director of photography Nancy Schreiber, ASC. "He was interested in big, wide shots, tableaux where the camera didn't move a lot but the actors moved within the frame."

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