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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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Rewriting her dream in the big city. See more »

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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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October 2007 (New Zealand)  »

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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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Right after the 'Sanctuary' title when Brett and her father are driving to her parent's house Brett's seat belt goes from across her body to under her arm. 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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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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References Great Expectations (1946) See more »

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Cause a Rockslide
Written by Badly Drawn Boy
Performed by Badly Drawn Boy
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a rich 50 year old man dating a 25 year old woman.....
1 December 2010 | by (TN) – See all my reviews

how inventive...Not! This movie was so stereotypical. Alec Baldwin plays rich publishing editor, Archie Knox, whom has lots of exs, a daughter that won't talk to him and he's an alcoholic. Brett is an upcoming editor and so is awe struck with Archie. She meets him at a book signing of one of his authors. She realizes her boyfriend is too childish for her, so dumps him and takes up with Archie, whom's twice her age. The age difference is very creepy. And of course Archie has his problems, mainly with drinking and you know how that will end. A side plot involves Brett's father whom is sick. There really wasn't much too it.

FINAL VERDICT: Not worth seeing.


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