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Crime + Punishment in Suburbia (2000)

A darkly romantic story of murder and redemption, set against an eerily familiar American landscape.

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3 nominations. See more awards »
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Jimmy
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Chris
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Bella
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Coach (as Marshall Teague)
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Christian Payne ...
Dean
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Stuck Up Girl
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Vincent's Mom
Jim Boyce ...
Mr. Dwyer
Matt Champagne ...
Counselor Lord
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Storyline

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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No one stays innocent forever See more »

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$26,394 (USA) (6 October 2000)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Loosely based on Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment. See more »

Quotes

[when being grabed by Jimmy]
Vincent: Don't touch me unless you love me.
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Connections

Referenced in 'Reservoir Dogs' Revisited (2005) See more »

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Burn, Don't Freeze
Written by Carrie Brownstein
Performed by Sleater-Kinney
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not a bad film
26 June 2001 | by (CT, USA) – See all my reviews

I'll admit, I was not in the most jovial of moods when I sat down to view Crime and Punishment in Suburbia, so the plot had a far greater impact than it would have had I been in an upbeat mood. But, at the same time I was expecting yet another glossy teen flick where a mess of pretty people prance around on the screen for ninety minutes, after which the credits roll to the tune of a popular radio hit. However, I found quite the opposite. I was genuinely moved by this film. Though it is not the most original movie I've seen, it touched me in a very unique way.

Ultimately, do not judge this movie by it's generic, mainstream movie cover. It is actually a high quality piece of cinema. And fellow teenagers, drop your Cruel Intentions and Bring It Ons and give this a try. It might not be oscar award material, but it is far more engaging than any of the pg-13 tripe they try and pawn off on you at blockbuster. Give it a shot. If you like it, good. If you don't, oh well.


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