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Suburban Girl (2007)

A Manhattanite book editor finds her take on the game of romance changed after she lures the attention of an influential older man.

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(screenplay), (short stories "My Old Man" and "The Worst Thing a Suburban Girl Could Imagine" from the book "The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing")
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Brett, a young woman from the suburbs, is an associate editor at a small New York publishing house, hoping to be promoted when, on the same day, she meets a literary lion, Archie Knox, who's 50 and who shows an interest in her, and gets a new boss, a dolly-dolly Brit. Brett is soon dating Archie, then moves in with him. He's charming, attentive, and gives advice. He also has a history - ex-wives, a distant daughter, a couple of diseases, and a photo album of former girlfriends. It's no fairy tale: family issues (and more) intervene, and Brett has decisions to make. Meanwhile, she's working with a writer who fears peanut butter sticking to the roof of his mouth. Is Archie dinner, an hors d'oeuvre, or a peanut-butter sandwich? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexual material and language | See all certifications »

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The Girls' Guide to Hunting & Fishing  »

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There was wide spread fan gossip that George Clooney was set to play Archie Knox before the film began production. See more »

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While Brett is at the hospital visiting Archie who has just been admitted for Pancreatitis a nurse asks her to try and get his dinner order. However, a patient suffering the initial stages of Pancreatitis would be "fed" intravenously to avoid pancreatic stimulation and possible infection complications caused by bowel flora. See more »

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Ethan Eisenberg: I know I'm not dad, but if you ever need to talk to someone I could try to manufacture something that sounds lucid.
Brett Eisenberg: [pause] The only thing that I can't bear, that's killing me... Is the thought that he was worried about me when he died.
Ethan Eisenberg: He wasn't worried.
Brett Eisenberg: How do you know?
Ethan Eisenberg: I was here the morning that dad got the phone call from Mickey. Well, after he hung up the phone, I told him would gladly assassinate Archie, if that's what he wanted. You know a dieing wish vendetta type of thing.
Brett Eisenberg: Very ...
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Crazy Credits

While the credits are rolling, Brett is walking down the street and sees the book she edited in a store window. Brett also finally puts on the leather pants. See more »

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Referenced in El Reviewer Random: New in Town (2012) See more »

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Funny Kind of Love
Written by Christopher Alan Livingston, and Frank D Piassa
Performed by Audio Paint
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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Romantic comedy without romance or comedy
31 May 2008 | by (Thailand) – See all my reviews

Take your average brainless romantic comedy, that is fluffy but entertaining enough, that gives a few laughs. Formula food for movie goers. Remove the comedy, and then remove any believable romance. What do you have remaining? Not even drama. It is nice to see Sarah Michelle Gellar in something, and she is a fine enough actress. Alec Baldwin, stock rising after 30 Rock, was not the right choice for this 'story', and between them they cannot save a weak script or inject anything of interest. They are not convincing of love, nor even interact in any interesting way. Nor are there any compensatory laughs. The plot is a straight forward slice-of-life of a girl who meets an older man, and shacks up with him. What happens in the end? Nothing to care about.


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