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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.



(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:
Stephanie Berry ...


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 »


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 »


Robert Eisenberg: You're Brett Eisenberg, MD.
Brett Eisenberg: MD?
Robert Eisenberg: My daughter.
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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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Written and Performed by Sam Winch
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User Reviews

No relation to the novel
7 August 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I love Melissa Bank's sophisticated, complex, moving fiction and I was very curious when I heard that some of the stories in her first novel/short story collection were being made into a movie. What a disappointment! I can hardly imagine what it was like for MB to discover that Sarah Michelle Gellar was going to play the Jewish intellectual associate editor. She is ludicrous in the role, and the idea of her editing novels was a stretch that no act of imagination could make remotely plausible -- the only thing you could imagine her checking on her Blackberry was where the next high school pool party with the cute guy was taking place. The idea that the Alec Baldwin character would be interested in someone that flat, brainless and teeny-bopperish was beyond silly. Try as she might, SMG, who is talented and can be funny in the right movies, could not pull this role off. The good lines were MB's, the ones that were added by the director made me wince -- every cliché you could pull out of a Hollywood grab-bag. An embarrassing and depressing example of how to ruin a great book. I hope MB has better luck with the marvelous Wonder Spot. Now if brilliant Clare Danes had been cast, this movie would still be poor, but not quite as unwatchable.

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