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Review: Neil Labute-Written ‘Some Girl(s)’ Starring Adam Brody, An Acerbic Yet Toothless Satirical Dramedy

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • June 28, 2013 4:55 PM
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Some Girl(s)
For the sake of argument, let’s agree that the Neil LaBute narrative unfolds like this: the provocative playwright turned filmmaker stormed the indie world in 1997 with his disturbing, brusque and scathing critique of the male psyche “In The Company of Men.” LaBute's controversial, piquant, sometimes pungent plays and films continued along a purposefully challenging and similar path -- often about the battle of the sexes with a deeply cynical mind -- until the mid aughts when he attempted to go in a new direction: 2006 brought his gonzo and much-reviled remake of "The Wicker Man," 2008 saw a racially charged thriller starring Samuel L. Jackson ("Lakeview Terrace") and 2010 saw an African-American-centered remake of the British comedy "Death at a Funeral." While LaBute had already experimented with directing material he had not written (“Nurse Betty,” “Possession”), this latter period lacked focus and arguably dissolved away at the auteurial stamp making for anonymous works.

Watch: 2 Clips From Neil LaBute-Penned 'Some Girl(s)' Starring Adam Brody

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 1, 2013 3:27 PM
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Neil LaBute is back. Kind of. The writer/director who came storming out of the gate with his acidic takes on the relationship between men and women in films like "In The Company Of Men" and "Your Friends & Neighbors" has strayed from that kind of material in recent years, doing things as disparate as the thin race relations thriller "Lakeview Terrance" and the broad comedy "Death At A Funeral." But some new material penned by LaBute is being brought to the big screen in the form of "Some Girl(s)" and two clips have arrived.

Emily Watson, Jennifer Morrison, Zoe Kazan & Mia Maestro Join Neil LaBute Produced 'Some Girls' With Adam Brody & Kristen Bell

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • March 8, 2012 11:18 AM
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News of the film adaptation of Neil LaBute’s play, “Some Girls,” has been slim the past few months, with Kristen Bell coming on board a couple of days ago, and Adam Brody joining back in January, but recently a slew of impressive additions have emerged for the Jennifer Getzinger-directed film.

Mia Maestro Will Play Benicio Del Toro's Bitter Soccer Mom Wife In Oliver Stone's 'Savages'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 29, 2011 4:33 AM
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What darkness lurks beneath the happy smiling faces of soccer Moms? In Oliver Stone's "Savages," it's the residue of a former gangland life.

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