Kendra gets a teacher's award and her photo in the papers. Her criminal twin sister sees the photo. She blames Kendra for being left at the orphanage and wants to take over Kendra's perfect job, home and husband.
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 young patriarch, Gardner Lodge, and his family start catching a few disturbing glimpses of the once-welcoming neighbourhood's dark underbelly--seemingly random acts of unprecedented violence paired with a gruesome death will blemish, irreparably, Suburbicon's picture-perfect facade. Who would have thought that darkness resides even in Paradise?Written by
Josh Brolin was cast in the movie as a baseball coach but his scenes ended up being removed after a test screening. George Clooney admitted that his scenes deflated the tension from the movie and felt badly to remove Brolin from the final cut as he considered the scenes one of the funniest in the entire picture. See more »
The Tonka truck on the Mayers porch was a model not manufactured by Cat Trucks until 1975. 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 »
Am I Blue?
Written by Grant Clarke and Harry Akst
Published by M. Wittmark & Sons, EMI Music Publishing Ltd
Performed by Urbie Green Quintet
Courtesy of MCA Records Inc.
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd See more »
I was postponing watching this film several times because of the low note here - currently at 5.5
However, I would give this film a rating 7 as I think it was interesting and entertaining from the beginning til the end. Beginning with two Juliennes was kinda funny. I think it was really clever to not know from the beginning what has happened at the dinner/night scene. I admit it got me curious and not many films make me think anything.
The whole black family thing ...well, I am from Europe, so we do not have those 'tensions' which also are showing in comments of people here - so I will not say anything particular about it - only that it did not serve a big purpose in the film in my opinion.
For me, the film is quite good.
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