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SubUrbia (1996)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  7 February 1997 (USA)
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A group of suburban teenagers try to support each other through the difficult task of becoming adults.

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Sooze
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Tim
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Nazeer Choudhury
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Erica
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Jeff
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Pakeesa Choudhury
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Bee-Bee (as Dina Spybey)
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Buff
Kitt Brophy ...
Sooze's Mom
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Shopping Channel Host
Keith Preusse ...
Officer Chip
Eric Park ...
Officer Gary
William Martin Hayes ...
Scuff
Bill Wise ...
George the Limo Driver
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Five young losers spend their days and nights wasting their lives away, hanging out in parking lots and occasionally mentioning that they might want to make something of themselves... someday. On this particular night, they are visited by an old high school friend who has escaped their suburban town to become a pop star. Written by Andy Bogursky <bogursky@erols.com>

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Rated R for strong language including sex and drug references, teen drinking and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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7 February 1997 (USA)  »

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Opening Weekend:

$69,365 (USA) (7 February 1997)

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$482,665 (USA) (14 March 1997)
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Trivia

The house featured in the beginning of the movie where Jeff is in his tent in the garage is located in Austin, Texas at 7600 Kiva Dr. See more »

Quotes

Jeff: I could go to New York if I wanted to, but what's the point? So I can learn how to order a capuccino? So I can get mugged by some crackhead? So I can see homeless people up close and personal?
Sooze: So what do you want to do?
Jeff: Nothing.
Sooze: No one does nothing, Jeff!
Jeff: Okay, well, then I'm going to break new ground.
Sooze: New ground?!
Jeff: Mm-hmm.
Sooze: Taking one community college course on the history of Nicaragua while barely holding a job packing boxes?
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Filmed entirely on location in Burnfield, USA (Burnfield was the fictional city.) See more »

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References Gilligan's Island (1964) See more »

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Town Without Pity
Performed by Gene Pitney
Written by Dimitri Tiomkin and Ned Washington
Courtesy of Highland Music by arrangement with Rhino Records
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Too harsh for the masses...
23 October 2000 | by (Newport, RI) – See all my reviews

If you like 90 minute movies (over the course which each character becomes a better person), characters with whom you can deeply sympathize, complete resolution of all conflicts, and happy endings, don't rent this. subUrbia is too harsh, too honest, and too painful.

Ribisi and Katt are amazing. Katt was great as the wisecracking "Stacy" in the movie The Limey, a role similar to his in subUrbia (Tim). Overall, the characters are too angry, poisonous, and disillusioned to be likeable. I didn't find this to be a bad thing, however.

Adding to the numbing ache of the movie is the fantastic score- Sonic Youth's droning guitars and a nihilistic soundtrack all add to the depression in Linklater/Begosian's Burnfield. Enjoy. Or not.


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