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Crime + Punishment in Suburbia (2000)

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  25 August 2000 (Italy)
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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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$9,893 (USA) (15 September 2000)

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$26,394 (USA) (6 October 2000)
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[Vincent takes a picture of the class pledging allegence]
Teacher: What the hell are you doing, Vincent?
Vincent: I wanted to get a picture of what it looks like.
Teacher: What what looks like?
Vincent: People pledging allegence.
[Class laughs]
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A compelling dark psychodrama.
2 January 2001 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"C&P in Suburbia" is a dark and somewhat staged psychodrama with misanthropic overtones which focuses on the teen daughter of a family in crisis and her search for self-actualization. This well cast, well acted, well shot, well directed flick's story is likely to be too black or severe for many. However, those who feel inclined to write this film off as "unrealistic junk" should remember one word. Columbine.


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