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      The Suburbans

      R Released Oct 29, 1999 1h 21m Comedy List
      0% Tomatometer 10 Reviews 22% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings In this satire of the music industry, the members of the Suburbans, a has-been 1980s band, reunite when one of them gets married. After Cate (Jennifer Love Hewitt), a promising young record executive, sees the ensemble's performance and encourages the Suburbans to launch a revival, lead singer Danny (Donal Lardner Ward), bassist Gil (Will Ferrell) and the rest of the group must reconcile their earlier momentary fame with their relatively quiet domestic lives. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Janet Maslin New York Times Rated: 2/5 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Entertainment Weekly Rated: D- Dec 1, 1999 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Jul 4, 2005 Full Review Mike McGranaghan Aisle Seat Rated: 1/5 Dec 29, 2003 Full Review Jeffrey Westhoff Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL) Rated: 1/5 Oct 17, 2002 Full Review Reel.com Rated: 1/4 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Steve D Painfully unfunny and waists its best talent. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 09/23/23 Full Review Jay F Emotional comedy rollercoaster of fun Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/25/18 Full Review Audience Member feels all too familiar like say 'eddie & the cruisers" Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member 74% Got a little too sappy for me. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Wow, this is terrible. Unfunny and adrift in a terrible script. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member I always like to put in a "plug" for The Suburbans. It is a movie very few people have heard of. I was one of the few people who have heard of this film. The film was a limited release film in 1999 & was a flop at the box office. I was in Blockbuster Video back in 2000 & decided not to rent it, but I was wrong. The film was considerably better than I originally had thought it would be. I saw it in 2011. The film only got very limited attention, & one has to be at least 30 to understand what the film is getting at about life. I am a big Jennifer Love Hewitt fan, & I also thought the supporting cast was very good. I always thought the film was well acted on a technical level. The movie is really about how far you go to protect friends, finding true happiness in life, & how far you go to pursue a pipe dream. I really believe a lot of this plot is over the heads of the 18-25 crowd. The movie is filled with dry humor about life & mid-life crisis jokes along with disgust of one's life in the form of cynical humor. The film was also released in 1999 which in my view was a very strong year for movies, & the film was thus in the shadow of some really great movies that year. The plot is about a 1980's rock band that was a 1 hit wonder trying to make a comeback in the late-1990's. They really only make a comeback due to the crush Hewitt's character has on one of the band members. They really got lucky back in 1981 & have limited talent. The film explores this & their ascent into stardom, then their descent into destruction & then back again. I have a dry sense of humor so I found the film very funny & entertaining. I also could relate to it due to what I have gone through in life in politics & other things. The film is really about finding one's own view of happiness & how luck can determine major aspects of our life. If you really like the actors that are in it, & you like the 1980's you will probably like this film. A lot of good music here also. Everything you have heard about this film is wrong. Hewitt, Bierko, Ferrell, & Brenneman are very good here. I actually thought this was film was better than some of the other stuff that JL Hewitt did in recent years. Do not miss it. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis In this satire of the music industry, the members of the Suburbans, a has-been 1980s band, reunite when one of them gets married. After Cate (Jennifer Love Hewitt), a promising young record executive, sees the ensemble's performance and encourages the Suburbans to launch a revival, lead singer Danny (Donal Lardner Ward), bassist Gil (Will Ferrell) and the rest of the group must reconcile their earlier momentary fame with their relatively quiet domestic lives.
      Director
      Donal Lardner Ward
      Producer
      J.J. Abrams, Michael Burns, Leanna Creel, Brad Krevoy
      Screenwriter
      Donal Lardner Ward, Tony Guma
      Distributor
      Columbia Tristar, TriStar Pictures
      Production Co
      Red Hour Films, Motion Picture Corporation of America, HSX Films, Ignite Entertainment, Suburbans LLC
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 29, 1999, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 25, 2011
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $5.8K
      Runtime
      1h 21m
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