Suburbia

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Released 1997

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Director:
Richard Linklater
Released:
1997
Rating:
R
Suburbia follows a group of acerbic, angst-ridden twenty-somethings who hang out at a local convenience store complaining the night away, until a visit by a rock star who went to school with them causes them all to re-examine their lives. Starring Parker Posey ("Superman Returns," "A Mighty Wind"), Steve Zahn ("Chain of Fools," "Out of Sight") and Giovanni Ribisi ("Gone in Sixty Seconds," "Saving Private Ryan"). From hip director Richard Linklater ("A Scanner Darkly," "Waking Life") and writer Eric Bogosian ("Talk Radio").

Metacritic Score

  • 90

    The New York Times Elvis Mitchell

    Mr. Bogosian's venomously funny play, which he adapted himself for the screen, is given warmth and generosity by Mr. Linklater, whose elegantly fluid direction and great skill with...

  • 80

    Variety

    Writer-director teamings seldom mesh as smoothly or suggest so many creative affinities as does the one at the heart of subUrbia, a brooding, incisive comedy that blends the talent...

  • 40

    Los Angeles Times

    With each succeeding picture, Linklater seemed to grow as a filmmaker, just as his characters became more defined and developed. But with his fourth picture, subUrbia, he takes two...

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    Comedy, Drama

    Themes

    Independent, Dramedy