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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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(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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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editor | book editor | writer | book | advice | See more »

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

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October 2007 (New Zealand)  »

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The Girls' Guide to Hunting & Fishing  »

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This film was the mark of Marc Klein's directing career. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

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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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 Great Expectations (1946) See more »

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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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