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Wed, Apr 29, 2020 9:15 PM

PS: Hollywood Hates the Suburbs

Hollywood often protrays life in the Suburbs as shallow and unfullfilling full of adulterers, secret alcholics and drug users, mid-life crises, etc.
Which anti-suburb movie is your favorite?
List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls099637910/
suggestions welcome

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FYC: The Graduate?

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added, thanks

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added and thanks

Champion

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1 y ago

It's interesting that The 'Burbs (1989), an underrated gem about suburbs, mostly subverts these stereotypes. 

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love the burbs, and it has a happy ending! Also, no one is cheating on anyone!

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1 y ago

Would The Truman Show count?

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1 y ago

Good idea! And a tough choice: my vote would go to The Ice Storm, American Beauty, or maybe The Graduate.

FYC:

Disturbia
Pleasantville
Blue Velvet
Ordinary People
Lymelife
Arlington Road 


Perhaps Serial Mom?
Perhaps The Stepford Wives?

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And I love this: Discuss the ennui here

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arlington road is a thriller, and stepford movies are sci-fi, but I can see stepford wives. I'll think about it

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added others. thanks

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You're quite welcome. 'One Hour Photo' and 'Suburbicon' are thrillers, as well, although I was somewhat ambivalent about 'Arlington Road' anyway. 'Blue Velvet,' on the other hand is such a commentary on suburbia, though, and one of the best: practically everything about it, down to the garden hose, is designed as an indictment of suburbs. And 'Disturbia,' like 'Suburbicon,' even has it in the name. Anyway, it's a very good list for a great poll idea. : )

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1 y ago

Please correct: 
unfulliling --> unfulfilling
crisises --> crises

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fixed
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I know I'm late, but I really think this list is incomplete without:

Short Cuts (1993)
Lawn Dogs (1997)

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The Virgin Suicides(1999) is one of the best anti-suburb's catagories movies.

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