“Suburbicon”–a movie review   Leave a comment

“Suburbicon” is one of the funniest unintended comedies in a long time but not in a laughing way, more of an ‘OMG!’ Way! I have never seen Julianne Moore give a bad performance but here as a combination Stepford wife, throw in a little of Kim Novak from “Vertigo”  and Barbara Stanwyck in “Double Indemnity” and you feel this is a new actress who won’t be heard from again.

The four screenwriters: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, George Clooney and Grant Heslov each seem to have another genre from the other plus different movie homage’s, if they could be called that. In addition Clooney directed and among fight, murder and mayhem he throws in a physical joke that at least gets a laugh as wanted.

The reason I went to see the movie was because of Matt Damon and Julianne Moore and having already talked about Moore I have to say that I hope his next film, “Downsizing” is a hit because after “The Great Wall” and this film Damon needs one. Matt Damon is Matt Damon here, Fred McMurray there, a little Jason Bourne and, why not?, some of good Will hunting.

With a cast of strong supporting players “Suburbicon” doesn’t make a strong film considering the best storyline about a Black family being the first to move into a 1950s ‘lily white’ area is sort of neglected, especially the friendship between the young boys of the two families played by Noah Jupe and Tony Espinosa.

Not bad enough to be on a ‘worst list of 2017’ it certainly isn’t good enough to be recommended.



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