From director George Clooney, the small idyllic town of Suburbicon is the perfect place for Gardner Lodge (Academy Award® winner Matt Damon*) to make a home. But beneath this tranquil surface lies a disturbing reality, where nothing is as it seems. When a break-in leads to the shocking murder of his wife, Gardner must navigate the town’s underbelly of deceit and violence to protect his family from further harm. Academy Award® winner Julianne Moore** and Oscar Isaac also star in this darkly comedic, suspenseful thriller “full of twists and turns.”***
~ Suburbicon Official Movie Website
*Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen, Good Will Hunting, 1997.
**Best Actress, Still Alice, 2014.
***Marlow Stern, The Daily Beast
The last thing I read about this movie before I saw it was not a good review. However, I think it gave me more insight to the movie and led me to renting it.
Loved It! I was even able to reconcile the two seemingly obvious cliche lifestyles and the violence with the norm.
At first, everything seems normal, but at one point – a point of which I am not proud – the violence grabbed me by the head and I could not take my eyes away, eagerly waiting to see what was going to happen next! Wow!
Disturbingly beautiful performances by Damon and Moore.
Hate to sound politically incorrect, but at one point I had a hard time telling one female from another – they all start to look alike; I hate when that happens because it makes it hard to follow a story.
At one point, I literally cried.
“The Dude” Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.
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this boy’s perspective
I had heard good things about this movie for many moon. I finally was able to stream it online for FREE!
I laughed so hard during so many scenes once John Goodman came into the picture. He and Jeff Bridges played extremely well off each other…and then throw Steve Buscemi in and those three-way conversations had me roaring. I could identify with many of the lead characters’ attitudes which made it twice as relatable to me. The denouement: my family was a bowling family…NOSTALGIA! Yet, all the hilarity, I was brought to tears with emotion, as well.
The soundtrack was phenomenal…most stuff I had never heard before. Already found my favorite – Lujon by Henry Mancini – and downloaded it.
Coincidence or Irony? The movie got better/funnier after my “green” medication arrived.
Now I understand how this has become a cult movie.
When Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore), the queen of evil witches, escapes the pit she was imprisoned in by professional monster hunter Spook (Jeff Bridges) decades ago and kills his apprentice, he recruits young Tom (Ben Barnes), the seventh son of the seventh son, to help him.
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I love this genre of movie, but even I was surprised to find out Julianne Moore and Jeff Bridges were starring in this movie.
The story was good, especially the little twists that developed. The effects and costume design awesome. Ben Barnes was nice to look at.