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Suburban Girl (2007)

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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.

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

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October 2007 (New Zealand)  »

Also Known As:

The Girls' Guide to Hunting & Fishing  »

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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Robert Eisenberg: Is Archie alcoholic?
Brett Eisenberg: Yeah
Robert Eisenberg: Look, you know I don't like to get involved in your life. But this is the reason that I don't... That I'm worried about this relationship with this man. If Archie isn't going to take care of himself someone else will. I don't want you to have to spend your life that way.
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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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References Touch of Evil (1958) See more »

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Written by Mladen Borosak and Tammy Plynn
Performed by Running Red Lights
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Possibly Worst Movie Ever Made?
10 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wow. I turned this movie off so many times, but I kept coming back to it, like a bad accident on the highway that you can't turn away from!

Where to begin?

As others have pointed out, the leads have NO chemistry, to the point where it actually turned my stomach to see them together, and not even because of the age difference (Sarah Michelle Gellar actually looks about 40 here...)

SMG is supposed to be playing a bright, vivacious, preternaturally smart young woman. She comes across as a sullen sorority girl. Her acting was terrible, especially during a scene where she is supposed to be drunk. The movie gives you no indication as to why a legendary editor would be interested in her, other than issues with his daughter (which the movie hints at).

She and her family are supposed to be Jewish. Those were the WASP-iest Jews I've ever seen...

The dialogue... oh boy. A bunch of seventh grader references to major literary texts doesn't make the script sound smart.


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