Starring: Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Oscar Isaac
Director: George Clooney
Runtime: 1 hour, 53 minutes
Crime | Mystery | Drama | 2017
Again, I judge a movie by it’s cover. Suburbicon did not exactly have the plot that I was looking for or expected. For some reason, I had it in my head that this was like John Wick. A man, Matt Damon in this case, seeks revenge for the death of his family. Well… I’m way off in my assumption. I really should start reading the synopsis before popping the movie in the Blu Ray player, but where’s the fun in that?
Basically, Matt Damon’s character, Gardner, pays these men to kill his wife (played by Julianne Moore) so he and his sister-in-law (also played by Julianne Moore) can get the insurance money and finally be together. Honestly, while I say the plot out loud, it sounds a lot like Fargo but without the evil tendencies and manipulative personalities of the characters.
Well, the movie goes to shit and the story blows up in everyone’s faces. On top of him and his family, there is a young black family that just moved in behind them and the suburbicon community is going nuts. Honestly… I don’t really see the point in this. The black family, with the exception of the two little boys becoming friends, has absolutely not purpose to the plot AT ALL. I guess just to bring to light some of the real-life happenings in the news? Even though it’s completely the opposite that in this case.
For the most part, the plot was well thought out and not terrible. But the lack of excitement and sheer boredom-ness that I felt while watching just slowing tanked this film into the ground for me. Not even Matt Damon could save it, or George Clooney for that matter. Sorry. I really didn't want to like this. Because I wasn’t pissed off that I watched this one, I’ll stick to an “Okay” but I guarantee you that David gives it a worse rating and honestly, I don’t recommend it.
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