6.8/10
7,959
85 user 45 critic

SubUrbia (1996)

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

Director:

Writers:

(play), (screenplay)

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Slacker (1991)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A day in the life of Austin, Texas as the camera roams from place to place and provides a brief look at the overeducated, the social misfits, the outcasts and the oddballs.

Director: Richard Linklater
Stars: Richard Linklater, Rudy Basquez, Jean Caffeine
Tape (2001)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Three old high school friends meet in a Michigan motel room to dissect painful memories from their past.

Director: Richard Linklater
Stars: Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard, Uma Thurman
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The story of the Newton gang, the most successful bank robbers in history, owing to their good planning and minimal violence.

Director: Richard Linklater
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Ethan Hawke, Skeet Ulrich
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A nameless young character goes into travels to the country, meeting some acquaintances and strangers as well, having banal conversations, dedicating his existence into daily mundane ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Linklater
Stars: Richard Linklater, James Goodwin, Dan Kratochvil
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An ensemble piece examining the health risks involved in the fast food industry and its environmental and social consequences as well.

Director: Richard Linklater
Stars: Greg Kinnear, Bruce Willis, Catalina Sandino Moreno
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In 1937, a teenager is cast in the Mercury Theatre production of "Julius Caesar", directed by a young Orson Welles.

Director: Richard Linklater
Stars: Zac Efron, Claire Danes, Christian McKay
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A grizzled little league coach tries to turn his team of misfits into champs.

Director: Richard Linklater
Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Greg Kinnear, Marcia Gay Harden
Suburbia (1983)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

When household tensions and a sense of worthlessness overcome Evan, he finds escape when he clings with the orphans of a throw-away society. The runaways hold on to each other like a family... See full summary »

Director: Penelope Spheeris
Stars: Chris Pedersen, Bill Coyne, Jennifer Clay
Waking Life (2001)
Animation | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A man shuffles through a dream meeting various people and discussing the meanings and purposes of the universe.

Director: Richard Linklater
Stars: Ethan Hawke, Trevor Jack Brooks, Lorelei Linklater
Animation | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An undercover cop in a not-too-distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result.

Director: Richard Linklater
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder, Robert Downey Jr.
Bernie (2011)
Biography | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In small-town Texas, an affable mortician strikes up a friendship with a wealthy widow, though when she starts to become controlling, he goes to great lengths to separate himself from her grasp.

Director: Richard Linklater
Stars: Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey
Documentary | Biography | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A profile of University of Texas baseball coach Augie Garrido, the winningest coach in NCAA history.

Director: Richard Linklater
Stars: Cathy Clark, Roger Clemens, Augie Garrido
Edit

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
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 July 1997 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

subUrbi@  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$69,365, 9 February 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$726,207
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Steve Zahn and Samia Shoaib are the two cast members who were featured in the original run of Eric Bogosian's play as well as the movie. See more »

Quotes

Bee-Bee: Didn't you see their video on MTV?
Tim: No, I shot my TV.
See more »

Crazy Credits

Filmed entirely on location in Burnfield, USA (Burnfield was the fictional city.) See more »

Connections

References Gilligan's Island (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Peaceful Day
Written by Fletcher Dragge, Jason Thirsk, Jim Lindberg and Byron McMackin
Performed by Pennywise
Courtesy of Epitaph
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A long time favorite...
19 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

I first saw subUrbia in probably 1997, and since then I have shared it with countless people and watched it plenty myself. Its not the sort of movie that you can put in, and then not really watch, to me it requires a bit more concentration. At th same time, the events that unfold for the characters in this movie always strike me. Another major bonus with this film is the issues it takes the time and consideration to cover, sexism, racism, classism, urban sprawl, the third world, and more... Its not a movie for people that don't want to see that ugly side of humans, but then all too often in day to day life the suburbs serve to show the ugly side of humans. Not a movie for children, and I wouldn't watch it with my grandma! Its a powerful and real story of life past high school, but not dealing with college. Of life feeling stuck, trapped, sometimes defeated in your current place, here suburbia. Its not a movie that offers a ton of hope, but its a powerful movie nonetheless!


27 of 29 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 85 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page