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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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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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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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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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Vincent's Mom: How's school?
Vincent: [peeling carrots with knife] I love it. If they had it at night, I'd never leave.
Vincent's Mom: You know, it's going to be so interesting to see what you're like when you get out of this gloomy stage.
[Vincent smiles and stabs the table with the knife]
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References The Outer Limits (1995) See more »

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Burn, Don't Freeze
Written by Carrie Brownstein
Performed by Sleater-Kinney
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A Story With Empty Promises
1 April 2003 | by (vancouver) – See all my reviews

Roseanne(Monica Keena) is a popular and beautiful student that is admired by a lot of people, especially by a lonely outcast Vincent(Vincent Kartheiser) who is obsessed with her and follows her around everywhere, hoping to get noticed . But Roseanne isn't so perfect like everybody thinks, she has a horrible life with her stepfather who one night, after her mother leaves, rapes her. The next day, Roseanne is totally devastated and she decides that she wants to kill him along with her boyfriend Jimmy(James DeBello). This movie started out good, it seemed like it was going to be a dark teenage drama but near the end, it turned into this cheesy bad love story with no plot. That was the problem with this story, it didn't really fit in anywhere. The only character i really liked was Vincent, he was so interesting and he had so much soul, not to mention that he was gorgeous. Anyways, I would give Crime and Punishment in Suburbia 7/10


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