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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
According to director Marc Klein he knew that Sarah Michelle Gellar was the star of Buffy the Vampire Slayer but hadn't watched the series and didn't really understand its huge popular following. When shooting the outdoor scenes in New York, he was shocked when hundreds of fans, journalists and photographers turned up to watch her act in his film. See more »
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 »
Congratulations are in order if you're breaking bread with Brett. Looks like you're planning to sign with Gitlin and Stern?
Well, we haven't actually settled on anything yet.
Well, you better hurry. You have before you the savviest editrix in this town. I've tried to hire her myself for the last couple of years, and she turned me down. You know why? She say's I'm a letch.
Archie, you are a letch.
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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 »
Writer Melissa Bank has been compared to Helen Fielding (the author of Bridget Jones' Diary) because of her skillful and funny portrayal of the challenges and problems modern women face.Her short story collection The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing received very good reviews and it was immediately acquired for being taken to the big screen.Unfortunately,at the difference of Fielding,Bank did not have any luck for finding a screenwriter who would effectively translate her "voice" to a movie.Suburban Girl is a truly tedious romantic comedy.
This movie is an absolutely insipid combination of Sex and the City and Bridget Jones' Diary which has absolutely uninteresting characters.Besides,Mark Klein's direction is horrible because the movie completely lacks of any style,rhythm or natural flow of scenes.
Sarah Michelle Gellar does not help at all with her artificial performance.I have been a big fan of Buffy The Vampire Slayer,and I think that there was a perfect combination of character and actress in there.But,on all the movies she has done after Buffy,she seems to be lost,like we can see on this movie.Besides,she does not have a good chemistry with Alec Baldwin.In summary,her weak performance damages the movie pretty much.
I honestly suggest you not to invest your time on this tedious and completely uninteresting romantic comedy.Instead,read the book or do something which makes a better investment of your time and money.
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