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The Suburbans (1999)

An 80's one-hit wonder band named The Suburbans reform for a special performance at one of the ex-member's wedding. At the wedding, a young record company talent scout happens to be in the ... See full summary »

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Danny
Tony Guma ...
Rory
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Mitch
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Gil
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Himself
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Grace
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Lara (as Bridgette Wilson)
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Speedo Silverberg
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Leslie Gonzalez
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An 80's one-hit wonder band named The Suburbans reform for a special performance at one of the ex-member's wedding. At the wedding, a young record company talent scout happens to be in the audience and decides to give the now 40-ish performers a comeback push. The film attempts to take a satirical look at the music business of the 90's and compare it to the simpler 80's scene. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Never before has a girl done so much with so little.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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19 January 2000 (Belgium)  »

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A bamba banda  »

Box Office

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$5,797 (USA) (29 October 1999)

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$5,797 (USA) (29 October 1999)
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Will Ferrell and Perrey Reeves went on to play husband and wife again in Old School (2003). See more »

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Helicopter reflected in taxi windows on the highway. See more »

Quotes

Danny: I love you more than anything else I have ever felt or known. It doesn't matter what I do because if it's with you, then I know I'm successful. I love you and I just wanna be with you.
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References Saturday Night Live (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

The Only Change
Written and Performed by Mike James Kirkland
Arranged by Ray Jackson & Bob Kirkland
Courtesy of Ubiquity Recordings, Inc./B3 Vibes (ASCAP)/Bokirk Music Publishing (ASCAP)
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Some moments, but poorly structured
21 October 2009 | by (Minnesota) – See all my reviews

When watching this film, it seems to have a big identity crisis throughout. It has all the right components to be a hilarious comedy, but doesn't deliver when it should; often merging into boring drama and romance side plots for long periods of time. After seeing the powerful cast consisting of Ferrell, Hewitt, and Stiller, it's easy to build up high expectations. Here's my analysis of that: Will Ferrell's presence in this film is so insignificant that he shouldn't even have been in the movie at all. He was already pretty big, so I don't get why he was in such a menial role and literally has about 3 light chuckle lines in the whole film.

Stiller has a menial role as well, but his character is funny and one of the higher points of the movie. Jennifer Love Hewitt does a good job with the decent-bad material presented to her, and she gets a lot of screen time. Her character is cute and one of the better aspects of the film.

There are some notably funny elements here and there, but nothing that grabs you as a whole.


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