A Bold and Striking First Time Out for Director Neil LaButeIN THE COMPANY OF MEN is probably one of the last types of films you'd ever expect to see at your local cinema. Had it been any lesser of a film I doubt this inexpensive, independent production would have ever seen theatrical distribution. It just goes to show how good this film is.
Aaron Eckhart plays Chad, (in a role he should have been nominated for an Oscar for) a man who comes up with a scheme to get his final revenge on women with friend Howard (Matt Malloy). He sees the idea of taking a women who never gets any attention and giving her everything...for a period of time. He and Howard will wine and dine her, and just when she's feeling good about herself again, dump her. This sick person even has the intention of "leaving her reaching for the sleeping pills."
Obviously, this is not your typical romantic comedy. Neil LaBute sees a grim side of human behavior (again evident in his new feature YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS) and doesn't try to make the audience feel comfortable watching his film. In fact, it's quite the opposite.But the truth is, you'll probably never forget it