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
When the insurance investigator visits, Margaret turns off the TV. She uses 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. See more »
Incorrectly Labeled as Goof: Nicky grabs the telephone and locks himself in the room. He's disconnected when the cord is pulled out. Later, Mitch uses the phone to try and call the police.
Mitch was gravely injured and was not aware that the phone line had been pulled out. As he was dying he tried to make a call, but the phone didn't work. As he was dying and becoming incoherent he tried to talk to a dead phone. See more »
[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 »
I Ain't Got Nobody
Written by Spencer Williams and Roger Graham
Published by Chester Music Limited trading as Campbell Connelly & Co
Performed by Urbie Green Big Band
Courtesy of MCA Records Inc.
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd See more »
Suburbicon on Sunday - a superb suspense Hitchcockian thriller 9/10
Wow - I've just watched this for the third time and I think this will be one of those films that becomes a cult classic in time via word of mouth .
The reviews have been quite poor and I wasn't expecting to enjoy it at all , but if you like Hitchcock , you'll love this . It has all the hallmarks of a great Hitchcock thriller with added racial social satirical commentary i.e. He who cast the first stone ... many glass houses in utopia
There's murder , mystery , suspense , red herrings , money , deception , good and evil .
The film is seen almost entirely through the eyes of Nicky the son and his innocence and perceived naivety , but is a triumph of good over evil .
There were so many fantastic filmic cues throughout , this is the perfect film for film students and those who love the craft of film .
It's set in 1959 and the style of the movie could have easily have been made in that year , Clooney has done a fantastic job and like Hitchcock he plays a cameo role accept it's not him it's a lookalike playing the insurance agent !
There are a few items that could be considered as the McGuffin not least the fire engine spelling danger and a constant pre cursor to unfolding events
The soundtrack was perfect , acting , cast and costume and props all top notch giving you the feeling that something wasn't quite right in utopian suburbia - ever heard of Uruba ? It's a protectorate - everything happens for a reason in film and this one was just about perfect .
There's something sinister in Suburbicon on Sunday
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