• Andrew Tuck


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The Plot:

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. But the tranquil surface masks a disturbing reality, as husband and father Gardner Lodge must navigate the town's dark underbelly of betrayal, deceit and violence.

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The Verdict:

Co-written and directed by George Clooney, this 1950s based movie, which funnily enough stars Clooney’s best friend and business venture partner Matt Damon, is a complete flop in so many ways.

The movie has two plot lines which run parallel with each other, a tragic murder plot with an unexpected twist and a coloured family moving into a white community and become bombarded with hate and rascal abuse. The only connecting piece between to two plot lines is a friendship that is built between the children of each of the families as their houses back onto each other. This is probably one of the best messages in the movie, that kids don’t care about race, colour or religion; just building friendships.

When reading reviews online for this movie, there aren’t many in favour of it. Now that I have seen it, I totally agree.

The cinematography and set design is amazing but the acting and story completely let it down. Could this movie have been better if it starred different actors or the story actually intertwined the two plot lines? Who knows but the way I see it, it's a movie not worth spending your cinema dollars to see and I might watch it on Netflix if I had nothing else to watch.

This isn’t much else to say about his movie. So I won’t waste my breath.


1 out of 5 Choc Tops


Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Noah Jupe, Tony Espinosa, Leith M. Burke, James Hardy, Alex Hassell, Steve Monroe, Karimah Westbrook

Directed by:

George Clooney

#2017 #ParamountPictures #Thriller #Mystery

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