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Scenes from the Suburbs (2011)

Not Rated | | Short, Drama, Music | March 2011 (USA)
A resident of a suburban dystopia tries to reassemble his fragmented memories of life as a teen.

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Kyle
Paul Pluymen ...
Winter
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Zoe
Ashlin Williamson ...
Paulo
Zeke Jarmon ...
Zeke
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Crossvine Cop 1, Soldier 2
Sarah Neufeld ...
Crossvine Cop 2
Sienna Blaw ...
Sienna
Richard Reed Parry ...
Kyle's boss
Daidy Hurst ...
Baby
Zoe Honeybloom ...
Baby
Shannon Honeybloom ...
Vicky
Will Buchanan ...
Border Cop, Soldier 3 (as William Buchanan)
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Terrance
Régine Chassagne ...
Suburban mom / Mrs. Mochapaldi
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Directed by Spike Jonze, Scenes from the Suburbs is a half-hour short film inspired by Arcade Fire's Grammy(r) award-winning album The Suburbs. Hailed as "absolutely f--king gorgeous" by INDIEWIRE at its U.S. premiere at 2011's SXSW festival, this collaborative effort between Spike and the band is a part of Arcade Fire's The Suburbs Deluxe release. Written by Anonymous

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Crossvine Cop, Soldier: What are you kids up to?
Kyle: Nothing. Just a little up dog.
Crossvine Cop, Soldier: What's up dog?
Kyle: Nothing much. You?
[laughs]
Crossvine Cop, Soldier: You're under arrest. Take it easy.
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Scenes From The Suburbs -
28 June 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I just finished watching Scenes From the Suburbs on www.mubi.com where it was posted on Monday and I have to say that it was very good. "Scenes From The Suburbs" is about a group of friends who live in a town that appears to be in some sort of local war. However, the film does not explicitly mention why the town is at war and it is focused more on the teenagers as they grow up over the summer. The young actors, particularly the main one whose name I cannot remember, are great and felt authentic. The cinematography was beautiful and I think Spike Jonze did a great job at directing. I liked how the music by Arcade Fire felt natural for the film. However, I can't help but wish it was a little bit less ambiguous and I think I enjoyed the music video for The Suburbs more than Scenes From the Suburbs. Overall, I enjoyed "Scenes From The Suburbs" and I think that if you love Arcade Fire then it is a must. Also, this just makes me eager to see Spike Jonze's next project.


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