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Suburbicon (2017)

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A home invasion rattles a quiet family town.

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Cast

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Mailman Henry
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Cowboy Kid
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Kid on Bike
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Mrs. Pendelton
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Mrs. Mayers
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Mayor Billings
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James
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Freddy (Housing Planner)
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Chuck
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Stretch
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Bomber
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Mr. Mayers
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Andy Mayers
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Storyline

In the bosom of Suburbicon, a family-centred, all-white utopia of manicured lawns and friendly locals, a simmering tension is brewing, as the first African-American family moves in the idyllic community, in the hot summer of 1959. However, as the patriarch Gardner Lodge and his family start catching a few disturbing glimpses of the once welcoming neighbourhood's dark underbelly, acts of unprecedented violence paired with a gruesome death will inevitably blemish Suburbicon's picture-perfect facade. Who would have thought that darkness resides even in Paradise? Written by Nick Riganas

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A little slice of heaven. See more »


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Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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27 October 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Suburbicon: Bienvenidos al paraíso  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,840,246, 29 October 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$5,775,178, 16 November 2017
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Trivia

The Locations Department led by Location Manager Michael Burmeister and the Key Department Members consisting of Ken Haber, Brian Kalata, Perri Fitchner, Alex Kivlen and Rich Bokides were nominated for the prestigious COLA (California On Location Award) for 'LOCATION TEAM OF THE YEAR - INDEPENDENT FEATURE FILMS' for their work on the films locations bringing to life Levittown in California. See more »

Goofs

The Tonka truck on the Mayers porch was a model not manufactured by Cat Trucks until 1975. See more »

Quotes

Gardner: I have to make decisions like what's best for the family.
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Crazy Credits

At the opening of the film, the movie title is shown on the cover of a book describing life in the town, which becomes animated. See more »

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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Suburbicon/Jigsaw (2017) See more »

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Wait...What?
3 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

Suburbicon is weird. Like, really weird. And not in a good way. Like drinking coffee out of a beer can that's also spiked with orange juice. And man, is it trying its darndest to make something unique and intentional. Unfortunately, I don't know if I've ever seen a movie swing so hard and end up whiffing even harder. Suburbicon is not just weird; it's also just plain bad. To describe it would be an act of futility. It's sort of about a family dealing with death. It's sort of about racism. It's sort of a mafia comedy. It's sort of a satire of the American dream. It's sort of a familial thriller. It has some great production design, and Oscar Isaac is a blast in his short screen time. Otherwise, it's one of the most obnoxious critiques of the dark suburban underbelly I've ever seen. I have no idea how someone is supposed to plug into this movie. Predictable when trying to be sneaky, dull when trying to be exciting, awkward when trying to be funny; it gives us no character to latch onto, no story to intrigue us, no humor to overcome its darkness, and no clarity or focus to its themes. Honestly, Mr. Clooney, what is this movie? Is it a quirky comedy? Is it a dark thriller? Is it a corny message on love, or a cynical study of American justice? Whatever it is, I'll tell you what it isn't: a movie worth watching.


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