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Picture - Neil LaBute, Amanda Seyfried, Thomas... New York City New York United States, Friday 1st May 2015

Neil LaBute, Amanda Seyfried, Thomas Sadoski and Leigh Silverman - Photo call with the cast and creative team for The Way We Get By at the Second Stage Theatre. at Second Stage Theatre, - New York City, New York, United States - Friday 1st May 2015

Picture - Neil LaBute - DirecTV's new... Los Angeles California United States, Wednesday 25th February 2015

Neil LaBute - DirecTV's new comedy 'Billy & Billie' Series Premiere at The Lot at The Lot - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 25th February 2015

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Adam Brody, Lisa Joyce and Neil LaBute
Adam Brody, Lisa Joyce and Neil LaBute
Adam Brody, Lisa Joyce and Neil LaBute

Picture - Gia Crovatin, Neil LaBute, Elizabeth... New York New York United States, Monday 22nd September 2014

Gia Crovatin, Neil LaBute, Elizabeth Reaser, Frederick Weller and Callie Thorne - Opening night after party for 'The Money Shot' - Arrivals at Lortel Theatre, - New York, New York, United States - Monday 22nd September 2014

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Frederick Weller and Neil LaBute

Picture - Neil LaBute, Frederick Weller, Callie... New York City New York United States, Thursday 14th August 2014

Neil LaBute, Frederick Weller, Callie Thorne, Heather Graham and Gia Crovatin - Photocall for the MCC Theater production of 'The Money Shot' held at the Second Stage Theatre - New York City, New York, United States - Thursday 14th August 2014

Blake West, William Cantler, Bernard Telsey, Neil LaBute and Terry Kinney
Neil LaBute and Terry Kinney
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Terry Kinney, Blake West, William Cantler, Frederick Weller, Callie Thorne, Heather Graham, Gia Crovatin, Bernard Telsey and Neil LaBute

Some Girl(s) Review


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Neil LaBute adapts his bracingly astute play into a series of scenes that make us question how men and women ever come together to make a relationship work. The central idea is that we hurt each other even when we don't mean to, and through a series of face-offs between a man and his ex-girlfriends, the film leaves us wondering what we might have done to our own partners along the way.

At the centre is a writer (Brody) in his 30s, who wants to clear away his relational baggage before he gets married. He flies first to Seattle to meet his school girlfriend Sam (Morrison). She's now married with kids, and he wants to talk about their break-up. "You ended it," she corrects him. And he finds his memories equally unreliable as he visits Tyler (Maestro) in Chicago, Lindsay (Watson) in Boston, Reggie (Kazan) back in Seattle again and Bobbi (Bell) in Los Angeles. While zig-zagging across America he begins to realise that he was always the problem.

As the scenes unfold, Brody's unnamed character reveals himself as weak, shallow and self-absorbed, but also relentlessly charming. it's a brave, transparent performance that takes on resonance as he begins to understand that he's flawed and, even worse, ordinary. Opposite him, the women are all variations on a fantasy: the good girl, the sex pot, the experienced older woman, the flirty little sister of his best friend, the brainy hottie. They're superbly well-played by these actresses; Watson's piercing honesty is the stand-out, while Kazan's role is the most haunting.

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Picture - Blake West, Bernard Telsey, Fred... New York NY United States, Tuesday 7th May 2013

Blake West, Bernard Telsey, Fred Weller, Leslie Bibb, Jenna Fischer, Josh Hamilton, William Cantler and Neil LaBute - Press junket for MCC Theater's 'Reasons To Be Happy' held at MTC Rehearsal Studios. - New York, NY, United States - Tuesday 7th May 2013

Fred Weller, Leslie Bibb, Jenna Fischer and Josh Hamilton
Fred Weller, Leslie Bibb and Jenna Fischer
Fred Weller
Fred Weller, Leslie Bibb and Jenna Fischer
Fred Weller, Leslie Bibb, Jenna Fischer and Josh Hamilton

All In! DirecTV Gambles On 10 Episodes of Neil LaBute's 'Full Circle'


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DirecTV has ordered ten episode of Neil LaBute's Full Circle, a modern take on La Ronde about 11 characters who are all connected to one another. It marks LaBute's first television project and only the satellite provider's second original series following on from 'Rogue'. Casting is already underway with production on the ten-episode order, scheduled for this summer in Los Angeles. 

DirecTV's confidence in the series appears to suggest the writing is pretty top draw, "Neil has written a piece of revolutionary television," said executive producer Nick Hamm in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter. "I am honored and privileged to be able to bring it to the screen with such a forward-thinking and adventurous network as DirecTV." LaBute's work on the big-screen, notably In The Company Of Men, The Shape of Things and Fat Pig, have garnered high praise form audiences and critics and 'Full Circle' is likely to do the same. 

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Death At A Funeral Trailer


Death often brings a family together and this story is no exception. Aaron and his partner Michelle are finding it hard enough having to live with Aarons folks whilst they get their lives in order. When the death of Aaron's father happens, the whole family is sent into turmoil. A funeral is arranged and Aaron's brother Ryan returns home from LA where he lives and works as a successful writer.

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