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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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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


Sometimes the ending is only the beginning. 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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According to director Marc Klein he knew that Sarah Michelle Gellar was the star of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) 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 »


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 »


Brett Eisenberg: Is this all some sort of experiment, see how long it takes to seduce a young girl?
Archie Knox: Seduce? What would the point of that be?
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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 The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) See more »


Cold Hearts
Written by Johan Andergard
Performed by Club 8
Courtesy of Labrador Records
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Entertaining enough
11 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It was a pretty good movie. Before i watched it, i thought it was a romantic comedy but it's really not. There isn't much comedy here, and it doesn't try to be funny. It was entertaining though. It basically revolves around Bret (SMG's character) and her budding relationship with Archie (Alec Baldwin), her relationship with her family (particularly her father) and her aspiration to be an editor. Throughout the course of the movie, you can kinda see SMG turn from a self conscious girl to a more self assured woman.

Anyways, i thought it was a good movie. Its target audience is probably women in their early twenties (Me!), as they have someone to relate to in Bret. The dialogue can be quite pretentious though and you probably wouldn't get many of the jokes if you aren't well read.

The scenes with Alec Baldwin and SMG weren't as uncomfortable or awkward as i thought. I thought their relationship was realistic enough and it was portrayed well. They had sufficient chemistry together.

Also, i thought SMG did a great job acting in this movie. She breathed life into the character and not once did i think Buffy while watching her. Someone mentioned on the board that she was too old to play a 24 year old (she's 30) but i disagree. I thought she was totally believable as a 24 year old and she portrayed the insecurities that comes with it very well. Also, i LOVE all the clothing she wore in this movie.

Overall i would recommend this movie. It's nothing mind blowing but it's a cute movie. I give it a 7.5/10 (incidentally that's what its IMDb rating is currently).

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