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Crime + Punishment in Suburbia (2000)

This is a contemporary fable loosely based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky's "Crime and Punishment". Roseanne is outwardly a perfect and popular teen. However, her image is hiding the abuse at her ... See full summary »

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This is a contemporary fable loosely based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky's "Crime and Punishment". Roseanne is outwardly a perfect and popular teen. However, her image is hiding the abuse at her stepfather's hands, and she decides to take revenge. The events that follow are a mix of dark humor and an exploration of modern morality as Roseanne faces not only a fellow suburbanite who knows, but her own conscience as well. Written by Anonymous

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Some kids have lots of time to kill. See more »

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Rated R for brutal violence, strong sexuality, language and substance abuse | See all certifications »

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25 August 2000 (Italy)  »

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Crime & Punishment in Suburbia  »

Box Office

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$9,893 (USA) (15 September 2000)

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$26,394 (USA) (6 October 2000)
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Quotes

Vincent: Do you want to know why we left New York?
Roseanne: [just looks at him]
Vincent: I robbed this old lady who lived next door to us.
Roseanne: You did?
Vincent: Yeah. Smashed up a bunch of stuff, got caught. They said I was walking the halls like a damaged little fucker.
[laughs]
Roseanne: I think you still are.
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Connections

References The Outer Limits (1963) See more »

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Burn, Don't Freeze
Written by Carrie Brownstein
Performed by Sleater-Kinney
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A new life

Watching this movie, I thought "Gosh, a parody of American Beauty, terrific!". But, in the long run, I realized I was watching a strange, disturbing, involving movie. A movie about self-punishment, violence, beauty, love, crime... all mixed up, just in our life. Michael Ironside is a glorious b-movie star: it was the first time I saw him playing in such a character, obscene and suffered at the same time. A movie about how to get a new life, passing through tears and blood. A religious movie, worthy of Martin Scorsese or Sam Mendes (I wish Mendes could equal Scorse


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