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SubUrbia (1996)

 -  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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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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Sooze's Mom
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Scuff
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George the Limo Driver
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Storyline

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

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$482,665 (USA) (14 March 1997)
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Steve Zahn and Samia Shoaib are the two cast members who were featured in the original run of Eric Bogosian's play as well as the movie. See more »

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Jeff: It would suck if you had to go back to rehab.
Bee-Bee: Yeah, it would suck big time. I'd kill myself first.
Jeff: It was pretty bad, huh?
Bee-Bee: It was like hell. With windows.
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Filmed entirely on location in Burnfield, USA (Burnfield was the fictional city.) See more »

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A long time favorite...
19 November 2005 | by (Wa!) – See all my reviews

I first saw subUrbia in probably 1997, and since then I have shared it with countless people and watched it plenty myself. Its not the sort of movie that you can put in, and then not really watch, to me it requires a bit more concentration. At th same time, the events that unfold for the characters in this movie always strike me. Another major bonus with this film is the issues it takes the time and consideration to cover, sexism, racism, classism, urban sprawl, the third world, and more... Its not a movie for people that don't want to see that ugly side of humans, but then all too often in day to day life the suburbs serve to show the ugly side of humans. Not a movie for children, and I wouldn't watch it with my grandma! Its a powerful and real story of life past high school, but not dealing with college. Of life feeling stuck, trapped, sometimes defeated in your current place, here suburbia. Its not a movie that offers a ton of hope, but its a powerful movie nonetheless!


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