Suburban Girl (2007)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  October 2007 (New Zealand)
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A Manhattanite book editor finds her take on the game of romance changed after she lures the attention of an influential older man.



(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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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 <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Rewriting her dream in the big city. See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

October 2007 (New Zealand)  »

Also Known As:

The Girls' Guide to Hunting & Fishing  »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Sarah Michelle Gellar requested that Alec Baldwin should play the role of Archie Knox. See more »


The scene in which Brett is in the car with Archie shows her with the seat belt over her shoulder. Then, when the camera moves, you see her seat belt around her upper arm. This happens throughout the entire car ride. See more »


Archie Knox: They did good rowing, Dave and Michelle. When she was pregnant with Carl, he hit her - once. Her body - always assailed him with ambivalence - wanting to possess it, and yet repelled - her marbled belly, her engorged breasts that shamed him, the way they tipped him into revulsion.
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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 »


References Journey Into Fear (1943) See more »


Speeding Cars
Written and Performed by Imogen Heap
Courtesy of RCA Victor
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Not your same old romantic comedy
19 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am generally not a fan of romantic comedies, they tend to be rather brainless, you see one and you seen them all sort of thing. How ever I was pleasantly surprised with Suburban Girl, it doesn't take you to the same old plot that seemingly all romantic comedies go to. I am sure you know what I mean, boy meets girl, boy and girl fall in love, boy looses girl, boy gets girl in the end. Instead we are introduced to a young woman, unsure of herself, looking to her relationship with an older man to give her the answers she can't seem to find. This is not your usual fare, and is a funny, well acted look at a May December romance. I think Alec Baldwin and Sarah Michelle Gellar, worked well with each other, giving a very good perfromances. I would go see this again.

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