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Suburbicon (2017)

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As a 1950s suburban community self-destructs, a home invasion has sinister consequences for one seemingly normal family.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mailman Henry
Gavin Wilde ... Cowboy Kid
... Kid on Bike
... Mrs. Pendalton
... Mrs. Mayers
... Mayor Billings
... James
... Freddy (Housing Planner)
... Chuck
... Stretch
... Bomber
... Mr. Mayers (as Leith Burke)
... Rose / Margaret
... Nicky
... Andy Mayers
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In the bosom of Suburbicon, a family-centred, all-white utopia of manicured lawns and friendly locals, a simmering tension is brewing, as the first African-American family moves in the idyllic community, in the hot summer of 1959. However, as the patriarch Gardner Lodge and his family start catching a few disturbing glimpses of the once welcoming neighbourhood's dark underbelly, acts of unprecedented violence paired with a gruesome death will inevitably blemish Suburbicon's picture-perfect facade. Who would have thought that darkness resides even in Paradise? Written by Nick Riganas

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Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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27 October 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Suburbicon: Bienvenidos al paraíso  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,840,246, 29 October 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$5,775,178, 16 November 2017
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2.39 : 1
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George Clooney hosted the wrap party December 3, 2016 for the Productions Cast and Crew at The Smokehouse Restaurant in Burbank which his production company is named for and is located across the street from Warner Brothers Studios where the production offices abs stages for the film were located. The host himself narrated for all in attendance a behind the scenes slideshow of the productions activities on set. See more »

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Margaret turns off the TV using a Zenith Flash-Matic, the first wireless TV remote control. It was basically a flashlight with a very narrow beam. You aimed it and one of the four corners of the TV console to trigger a function. The TV turns off when she hits the lower right corner. This corner is for the mute volume function, not power off. See more »

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Narrator: [as story book pages are turned] Welcome to Suburbicon, a town of great wonder and excitement. Founded in 1947, Suburbicon was built with the promise of prosperity for all. And in only 12 short years, it has grown from a few small homes to a living, breathing community with all the conveniences of the big city without all the noise or the traffic. And now, with nearly 60,000 residents, they enjoy their own schools, a fire department, and a police department. There's a shopping mall....
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At the opening of the film, the movie title is shown on the cover of a book describing life in the town, which becomes animated. See more »


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In the Sweet By & By
Written by S. Fillmore Bennett & J.P. Webster (as Joseph P. Webster)
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How Bad Could it Be?
27 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

Let me start by saying I love movies, I love Coen Bros, Wes Anderson style cinema. My family has watched at least 2 Coen Brothers movies each holiday season for many years. We quote lines literally, all of the time. Suberbicon is so slow, so meaningless, so gratuitous, that it is actually confusing to me as to why Matt Damon and George Clooney would have consented to the screenplay. Do the Coens now possess such cult like power that they can make a movie this bad, with great actors who must just shrug and say, "It must be great. otherwise the Coens would not film it"

Why is it so bad? It is slow, not funny or satirical, but sad and predictable, with dialogue straight out of a Marvel Comic book, and character development to match. Walking out of the theater, the comments were far more interesting than the movie. My favorite, a simple loud booo when the credits started to roll. Clearly, the worst effort the Coen Brothers have hatched.


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