Suburbicon

Suburbicon

DVD - 2018
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A peaceful, idyllic suburban community with affordable homes and manicured lawns, the perfect place to raise a family, and in the summer of 1959, the Lodge family is doing just that. The tranquil surface masks a disturbing reality, as husband and father Gardner Lodge must navigate the town's dark underbelly of betrayal, deceit, and violence. This is a tale of very flawed people making very bad choices.
Publisher: [United States] :, Elevation Pictures,, [2018]
Branch Call Number: DVD DRAMA SUB
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,Dolby digital (English, Francais),rda
video file,DVD video,region 1,rda

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bdehler
Apr 03, 2019

My kind of movie --a typical Cohen brothers movie of a murder gone wrong..lots of good twists in plot and dark humor....very entertaining script...if you liked FARGO,,you will like this.

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MrsNikki
Mar 01, 2019

πŸ’– great

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tauseef365
Feb 19, 2019

A suburban murder caper with a surprise social commentary thrown in. Although the venom may seem excessive, it is very accurate - see the special features for a fuller picture of the history of Levittown PA, one example of many. It is not apparent from the cover, but this is a timely and worthwhile view for 'Black' History Month, focusing on the whites that create the racism. Read the book "White Rage" by Carol Anderson for a more in-depth history of this phenomenon.

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thistownwilleatyou
Feb 04, 2019

I watched this movie because I'm a Coen Brothers fan. I hated it. Then, I was explaining why I hated it so much to a fellow Coen Brothers fan and it started to hit me how all the pieces fit together to make a pretty decent movie. It's not their best work (I read that the Coen Brothers original screenplay was quite different), but it has grown on me. I would recommend a viewing.

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eggertson
Nov 05, 2018

This might have been a good movie to some, but the content and plot were so repulsive that I gagged. America at its absolute worst. Perhaps if we didn't have Donald Trump and Doug Ford to remind us that this is possible ....

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JoaBiblio
Oct 26, 2018

Cohen brothers stamp all over it. Well done!

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Rickfreeman
Sep 29, 2018

I considered making it my mission to help people avoid this movie. It is horrible. Mean spirited, unlike any Coen Brothers movie I've ever seen. It falls so far short of the normal standard of Matt Damon / Coen Brothers I can't even describe how repulsed I was by it. Watch it at your own risk. Please respond if you think I'm wrong.

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jjvotnbot
Sep 07, 2018

I don't particularly like Matt Damon, but I did enjoy this movie.

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movie20
Aug 31, 2018

A very good Cohen brothers movie. It starts out like Pleasentville but quickly turns into a Fargo type movie.
Loved it😀

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Kim_H
Aug 27, 2018

Great 1950s nostalgia, but bad movie!

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AMerr22
Nov 23, 2017

Sexual Content: A sexual scene, no nudity is shown though.

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AMerr22
Nov 23, 2017

Violence: Some violence and bloody images.

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jimg2000
Feb 23, 2018

The people of Suburbicon hail from all corners of this great nation. A melting pot of diversity from cities as far away as... New York!
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We defy the supporters of Mr. Mayers to say our fears are groundless. We favor racial integration, but only at such time the negro shows he's ready for it. They don't seek to better themselves. This community has come too far to move backwards. We demand our civil rights to live where we want and with whom we want, and, with god's help, we will overcome!
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Go back to where you came from!
Get the hell out of here!
Go back to where you came from!
Get the hell out of here!
Go back to where you came from!
Get the hell out of here! ...

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jimg2000
Feb 23, 2018

You have to make decisions. Decisions like what's best for the family. Who's being helpful. Who's a liability.
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Yes, it all boils down to one word, coincidence. That happens in the opera a lot.
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The whole trouble with this integration business is that, in the end, it probably will end up with mixing socially. And you will have... Well, I think their aim is mixed marriages and becoming equal with the whites. But the only way they're gonna do that is by education and by bettering themselves, not by pushing in the way they have here.
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Thank god it wasn't the Schvartzes that just moved in.
-Excuse me?
Isn't that what you Jews call 'em? Schvartzes?
-I'm an Episcopalian.
Really? I thought you were Jewish.
-Why?
Because of your last name.
-Lodge?
Sounded Jewish.
-I'm an Episcopalian.

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