An Cineworld Unlimited screening starring Matt Damon and Julianne Moore, Suburbicon is set in the 1950’s in a new development (or a new Town) that is called Suburbicon and whilst revolves mainly around Gardner (Damon) and Margaret (Moore) characters it also has a second storyline revolving around the Mayers’ who are the first (and only) African American family in the town.
One night Gardner along with his wife Rose (also Moore), sister in law Margaret and son Nicky are gathered in the Kitchen by a couple of thugs who are we find out are enforcers of the Mob who Gardner has borrowed money off and whilst they’re smothered with Chloroform rags, Nicky notices that the thugs give a second dose to Rose and then wakes up in hospital to see his Mum dying with organ failure due to having overdosed on Chloroform. Margaret then moves in with Gardner and Nicky but Gardner is threatened by the thugs again after looking at a Line up with one of them in when one of the police officers turns the light on so he can see them. Meanwhile an insurance broker visits Margaret and threatens her. To jump ahead to the end as the film I found boring, the thugs kill Margaret who had laced a sandwich for Nicky but is killed before Nicky can eat the sandwich and Gardner then ends up eating the Sandwich and dies, Nicky calls his Uncle as is scared and he comes just in time to kill the thug before he gets to Nicky but dies of his injuries that he gets after being stabbed during the struggle. Nicky then sees the neighbours boy outside and goes to play catch with him.
This is certainly one of the most boring films I’ve seen, the acting was second class and this the worst performance I have ever seen of Julianne Moore as normally like her films. The storyline was fragment and didn’t run smoothly. My opinion don’t waste your time with this one.
Date watched: – 7th November 2017
Where watched: – Cineworld Whiteley
Director: – George Clooney
Writer: – Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, George Clooney & Grant Heslov
Starring: – Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Noah Jupe and Oscar Iscaac
Awards: – London Film Critics Circle Nomination for Young British/Irish Performer – Noah Jupe (also for Wonder)