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SubUrbia (1996)

A group of suburban teenagers try to support each other through the difficult task of becoming adults.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Pony
... Sooze
... Tim
... Nazeer Choudhury
... Erica
... Jeff
Samia Shoaib ... Pakeesa Choudhury
... Bee-Bee (as Dina Spybey)
... Buff
Kitt Brophy ... Sooze's Mom
... Shopping Channel Host
Keith Preusse ... Officer Chip
Eric Park ... Officer Gary
William Martin Hayes ... Scuff
... George the Limo Driver
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Storyline

Five young losers spend their days and nights wasting their lives away, hanging out in parking lots and occasionally mentioning that they might want to make something of themselves... someday. On this particular night, they are visited by an old high school friend who has escaped their suburban town to become a pop star. Written by Andy Bogursky <bogursky@erols.com>

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Rated R for strong language including sex and drug references, teen drinking and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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3 July 1997 (Germany)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$69,365, 9 February 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$726,207
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Trivia

This movie is based in the fictional town of Burnfield, TX., which is in part based on Woburn, MA., Eric Bogosian's hometown. See more »

Quotes

Buff: What are you doing now?
Bee-Bee: I don't know. You mean like now? Like right now? Waiting.
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Filmed entirely on location in Burnfield, USA (Burnfield was the fictional city.) See more »

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References Gilligan's Island (1964) See more »

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Psychic Hearts
Written and Performed by Thurston Moore
Courtesy of DGC Records
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The burning clock of time.
23 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

First of all, this is NOT a comedy. Not in the least sense of the word. I heard that people say that it's black humour. Personally, I've seen alot of black comedies in my days, and Suburbia is definitely not black humour. This is tragic, and it is tragedy at it's best.

The plotline is really about nothing at all, which is exactly what the characters lives are about as well. The "big rockstar" Pony comes to meet with the good ol' guys (our supposed protagonists), but he isn't exactly met with open arms. Both Nicky Katt (Tim) and Giovanni Ribisi (Jeff) deliver great acting. Although their roles may seem simple and plain, but I doubt greater actors could have gotten more out of their roles. I just finished watching Suburbia for the fourth time, and it still manages to bring me down. If you're looking for a movie to lift your spirit, this is not it. I talked to a friend of mine earlier and since he's feeling a bit down all in all, he was really, really, reluctant to watch Suburbia.

"Suburbia" went straight to video in Sweden, and I can easily say it's the best straight-to-video flick I have ever seen. If you want to see a movie whose hopelessness stays with with until you got to sleep, and maybe the next day as well, Suburbia's the one to get. A depression wetdream.


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