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I would like to say that the movie "subUrbia" is the best movie I have ever seen. Me and my best friend Aaron both agree that no movie is better. This movie is available in the comedy section of most Blockbuster Video locations nationwide, so I strongly recommend to anyone who hasn't seen it to go rent it as soon as posible. It is about young adults trying to figure out what they wanna do in life. I've seen this movie countless times, and every time I see it I get more and more out of it. I is the best movie ever made. I'd give it 20 thumbs up. *********
i rented this movie because i'd heard from several people how good it was. boy, was i disappointed! basically, the characters, while weak in the first half of the movie become almost unbearably annoying in the second half. i ended the movie intensely disliking every single character, and not caring what happened to them. also, it seemed like there were two distinct parts to the movie, and i thought that the second half was completely unnecessary.
I absolutely loved this film. It depicted my exact feelings about America and how boring it is for young people. You will like this film if you enjoy dialogue-based youth films like Clerks and Dazed and Confused. I especially identified with Jeff and his point of view on several issues. Linklater does well directing but I think he lost some of his sense of humor with this script. An otherwise great film.
Every once in a while there is an actor who renews your faith in the questionable talent pool that Hollywood draws from. For me Giovanni Ribisi is just such an actor. He is what changes SubUrbia from a decent film about the darker side of teen angst into a moving story of a guy who, like most of us, hates his middle class world but is too apathetic to actually do anything about it. Giovanni Ribisi has the ability to turn annoying drivel, i.e. Friends, into something actually watchable. I can only hope that when Hollywood starts giving him roles that don't involve him either dying or getting injured at the start of the film (Saving Private Ryan, That Thing You Do) he'll make smart choices and not end up a joke, a fate that far too many talented actors fall into when they start to get famous. I can't wait for him to get the chance to show us all he's capable of...
Suburbia may not be the most interesting story, but it is one every one should see. The main characters are ones we all can identify with in one way or another. The honesty the characters show is painful, but it is in fact, the truth. These people are at a point where they can move ahead with their lives or be left behind. The main character Jeff eloquently states,"at least I'm not afraid to say that I DON'T know! That I don't have a clue, or a f*cking plan!" I saw this movie on a total fluke and immediately went out and bought it. It changed my look on life, and it might change yours
I truly and thoroughly enjoyed this movie. The character of "Buff", played by Steve Zahn was oscar worthy. He was zany, hilarious and completely believable. You can't imagine a guy being able to play someone so crazy if he weren't really that way. The story was interesting and very entertaining. Good acting by everyone. I give it a solid "A".
It is about hopes and dreams of youth in small-town America. Where the film comes out as unique is in the way it approaches its subject. The plot is subsumed in the characters as they ponder over their future and their views of life during a night of 'just hanging out'. The narrative presents a 'situation' more than a proper plot. It progresses as each character grapples with personal, psychological problems of growing up.All characters are given equal importance and scenes gently merge into each other. The approach is reminiscent of Robert Altman's multi-character, multi-narrative films. The performances are casual and convincing. Director Linklater has developed sophisticated and personal style first seen in 'Dazed and Confused'. However, the immigrant experience portrayed in the film borders on parody. In contrast to the other characters the department store owner and his wife are shallow and stereotyped. Being an Indian myself, I see that the few Hindi dialogues are extremely contrived and are amateurishly delivered. Otherwise a very refreshing film.
I, personally loved subUrbia. It is a true reflection of youth and I think everyone who sees this movie can compare themselves to one or more of the characters. The reason I think many people don't like it is because of the language, and that it doesn't seem to have a point. But the point is, there are so many people out there just like the characters in this movie, waiting for their lives to go somewhere. Plus, the performances were very good, especially Giovanni Ribisi and Steve Zahn.
This movie is great for those who like to take a step back and examine their own lives. You can find yourself within these characters, who are amazingly real. Although there isn't one particular thing that this movie is about, it moves you. Some of the speeches given by Jeff are simply amazing in their pure truth. An excellent movie that doesn't try to dance around the touchy parts of life. Realistic and appropriate.
If you don´t want to see this movie (which you should) at least hear it. It´got a great soundtrack which really takes the movie higher. Songs with Beck, Sonic Youth, Butthole surfers among others really captures what this movie´s about.
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