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SubUrbia (1996)

R | | Drama | 7 February 1997 (USA)
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
Samia Shoaib ...
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
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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$69,365 (USA) (9 February 1997)

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$726,207 (USA)
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Trivia

Giovanni Ribisi and Richard Linklater had some dispute over Ribisi appearing nude in the film. Linklater eventually convinced him that it was "in his Moya character". Ribisi agreed. See more »

Quotes

Jeff: I don't need a limousine to know who I am. At least I know I don't know.
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Crazy Credits

Filmed entirely on location in Burnfield, USA (Burnfield was the fictional city.) See more »

Connections

Featured in Great Directors (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Psychic Hearts
Written and Performed by Thurston Moore
Courtesy of DGC Records
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Really Enjoyable Movie
11 April 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

If "Dazed and Confused" was the 'high' then "SubUrbia" if most definitely the 'down'. It's basically the flipside of "Dazed and Confused", where youthful hedonism has been replaced by 20-something boredom. It's a post-college movie where characters have found themselves unfulfilled in every capacity. It's a pack mentality, where you hang-out with the same gang from high school only to find you've out grown each other and resent one another's ambitions because you know you yourself lack the impetus to do anything constructive with your life. These characters are losers in every respect, clinging on to their high school way of life, reluctant to take initiative and move on. They constantly put each other down, bicker and make efforts to humiliate, yet the depressing thing is they have no one but each other. This is a quality film that remains one of Linklater's most under appreciated efforts. No one has the ability to present young characters with the insight, skill and craft Lanklater possesses. He is truly one of America's finest filmmakers working today and "SubUrbia" is a great film that still holds up.


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