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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

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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Director George Clooney takes you to the dark side of suburbia... See more »


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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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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 »

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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 »

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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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When I Fall in Love
Written by Victor Young & Edward Heyman
Published by Chappell & Co., Inc. (ASCAP)
All rights administered by Warner/Chappell North America Ltd
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Deeply Disappointing
27 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

Full of unresolved conflicts and senseless scenarios. Drags along with no payoff on any level. One of the main issues throughout this movie was never hinted at in previews I saw. Had I known this topic would be so pervasive, I'd had never considered seeing this movie.

Potential for a good movie was lost by failure to bother tying in, resolving, explaining, or reconciling any of the multiple story-lines. I could find no redeeming qualities in this movie. Moreover, it's an unforgivable waste of Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, and my time.


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