The intimacy between husband and wife, the trust between friend and neighbor, the mindsets that determine so many of people's actions today are scrutinized and found wanting. LaBute, who has been described as the new Kubrick, creates a representative yet recognisable world through the use of language filled with the complex nuances of everyday speech.
Neil LaBute was born in 1963 in Detroit, Michigan. He is the writer/director of the films In the Company of Men and Your Friends and Neighbors, and author of the stage-plays Bash, The Shape of Things (which he also adapted for the screen) and, most recently, The Mercy Seat. He has also directed the feature films Nurse Betty and Possession, the latter adapted from the novel by A. S. Byatt.