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September 10, 2017 at 7:20 pm #1202209489
George Clooney’s new directing effort “Suburbicon” starring Matt Damon, Julianne Moore and Oscar Isaac has been getting very mixed reactions since it has been submitted to both Venice and Toronto!
As of right now ahead of its main release date of October 27, the film is sitting at 44% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 39 reviews. Has “Suburbicon”‘s Oscar prospects officially been doomed?September 11, 2017 at 8:27 pm #1202210559
Even before both films premiered, I always suspected Matt Damon would probably promote a stronger campaign for Downsizing rather than Suburbicon, although I am looking forward to both films.September 11, 2017 at 9:48 pm #1202210592
It’s truly terrible.September 12, 2017 at 8:58 am #1202210997
The Monuments Men shows what can happen with George Clooney’s directing efforts when they get mixed reviews. The academy is fine with him as a director, but he gets no free passes just yet.September 12, 2017 at 2:19 pm #1202211187
Shame. I was looking forward to this one.October 19, 2017 at 9:29 pm #1202242840
Well the movie is coming out next week. Is anyone still interested in seeing it despite the very mediocre reviews it’s getting?October 22, 2017 at 3:16 pm #1202245177
This looks like a great vehicle for Moore. If she was going lead I could see a Comedy Golden Globe nom.October 25, 2017 at 4:02 pm #1202248126
It’s currently sliding down to 37% on the Tomatometer last I checked.October 27, 2017 at 6:22 am #1202249416
Now it’s at 29%! Suburbicon is definitely failed Oscar bait this year, and could go up for some Razzies.October 27, 2017 at 10:24 pm #1202321606
Cinemascore grade confirmed: D-October 27, 2017 at 10:25 pm #1202321638
D- on Cinemascore!October 28, 2017 at 5:31 am #1202331247
So I went to see “Suburbicon” yesterday and I did really like the movie. It’s the 1950s and Suburbicon, USA is the perfect shangri-la place to live for whites – where they could have their non-inclusive enclaves detached from reality – assuming which is why the subplot was a black family integrating into their “so-called” faux garden of Eden. The reaction to the integration was a very powerful part of the film, which in some ways distracted from the craziness and criminality going on with the Lodges, the white family. Is this the Make America Great Again era so many people are talking about these days? Because there is nothing great about a group of white Americans trying to intimidate the Meyers family by loudly singing a Christian hymn or putting up a fence (wall) outside their home.
Performance wise, I would give nods to Julianne Moore, Noah Jupe, and Oscar Isaac, the insurance investigator who stole the scene. No one from this movie will probably get any award recognition, although I would like to see Isaac get a nomination or two depending on how the competition plays out – still so many contenders to see.
The ending was a hopeful message, putting the hopes of society as we always do on the youth. Except for the Meyers and the uncle, where were the adults?
Overall, a solid B.
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