Suburbicon is a 2017 American black comedy film written and directed by George Clooney, and co-written by the Coen brothers and Grant Heslov. The film stars Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Noah Jupe, and Oscar Isaac, and follows a mild-mannered father who must face his demons after a home invasion shakes his quaint neighborhood in 1959.
Oct 27, 2017 · 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, ...
- George Clooney
Suburbicon is your typical, quiet American town. Then a African American family move into the neighbourhood and the bigoted community go out of their way to force them to leave. At roughly the same time, two strangers break into the home of their neighbours, Gardner and Rose Lodge, and tie up the family. This leads to a dramatic chain of events.
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If you didn’t understand the movie Suburbicon, this is where we need to start. We will begin by walking through the whats of what happened. You can’t understand the why without understanding the whats. So what happened in Suburbicon? First, you have to understand that Suburbicon has two distinct storylines. Storyline #1 is the Mayers’ story. They are the new African American family to move into Suburbicon, and they are not welcome. Their story is simple enough as it is linear. It goes from shock, to awe, to disdain, to outright anger and hate. It is constant and it is perpetually escalating. And not only that, but it is all happening at the house next door to the Lodge’s residence. Ok? Storyline one. Simple enough. Storyline #2 follows the Lodge family. It all begins with a violent attack on the Lodge family. Gardner and Rose Lodge, their son Nicky, and aunt Margaret are visited by two violent felons, and Mrs. Lodge ends up dead. Something just doesn’t feel right about the attack, a...
So did you catch all the whats? Great. Now, what about all the whys? I for one sat and stared at the screen when Suburbicon ended and just stared. “What?” But then slowly it just started to click. Slowly I realized what it was that Suburbicon was trying to say to my dense brain. Remember, we have two things happening in this movie. We have an African American family that is suffering through endless rounds of racism and trying attacks. The Mayers are keeping a stiff upper lip and not letting the town of Suburbicon know that their ignorance is getting to them. But it is the entire town’s focus. Everyone in the town is staring at the cause of all the chaos and the trouble… the Mayers. The whole city is focusing all of their spare time on them. Then 30 feet across the lawn we have Gardner Lodge who is attempting to get away with killing his own wife, and to collect the insurance money. And we have a downward spiral of actual chaos. We have seven bodies piled up at the end. We have no l...
Need it put to you more pointedly? Even when we white, entitled individuals believe we aren’t being racist, we are being the most racist we could possibly ever be. By allowing the gaze of our attention to stare at black kids walking through a book store we are subjecting these innocent guys to racism. By sidestepping any fault in our own communities and allowing generic blame to stick to the ‘Asians’ down the street? Really? All the while we are, behind closed doors, murdering our wives, collecting the insurance settlements, and fleecing the moral high ground of our community?!? Seriously? Racism is nothing more than fear. Fear of the unknown. Racists are afraid of losing jobs to unknown forces. Racists are afraid of the future. Racists are decidedly scared of anything and everything. What they don’t understand is that these are just excuses to our own issues and limitations. But if you were to forcefully integrate these racists with their fear they would quickly realize this isn’t...
Like I said, the first hour and 20 minutes were boring as all get out. It was disjointed. It was bizarre. But when the fireworks start going off I was laughing out loud to watch these dumb white folks and their downward devolution. It was fantastic film. And when I finally had that aha! moment it made it all worth while. So while I’m not recommending this a THinc. RecommendationI do think it is an interesting and very worth while movie. There are those sorts of movies you know. And this? This is one of them. But more importantly… what do you think it meant? What were your thoughts?
Suburbicon is 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...
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Parents need to know that Suburbicon is a dark, violent comedy about -- more or less -- the evils that can spring up in an all-white community. Directed by George Clooney, who re-purposed a screenplay by Joel and Ethan Coen, the movie delivers a portrait of racism that is blunt and brutal.
- Jeffrey M. Anderson
Oct 27, 2017 · While the Meyers just want to live the lives promised them in the Suburbicon brochure, Gardner Lodge is having his family torn apart. One average night, two men ( Glenn Fleshler and Alex Hassell ) break into the Lodge house and chloroform the whole family, including Gardner’s wife ( Julianne Moore ) and son Nicky ( Noah Jupe ).
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Summary: Suburbicon is 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.
- George Clooney
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Sep 01, 2017 · Lynda Myers tells the story of her parents, who were harassed and threatened by their white neighbors in an effort to get them to move out of Levittown, Pennsylvania, in the 1950s. Few people know...