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Suburban Girl (2007)

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A Manhattanite book editor finds her take on the game of romance changed after she lures the attention of an influential older man.

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Marc Klein

Writers:

Marc Klein (screenplay), Melissa Bank (short stories "My Old Man" and "The Worst Thing a Suburban Girl Could Imagine" from the book "The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing")
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Brett Eisenberg
Alec Baldwin ... Archie Knox
Maggie Grace ... Chloe
James Naughton ... Robert Eisenberg
Chris Carmack ... Jed
Vanessa Branch ... Faye Faulkner
Peter Scolari ... Mickey Lamm
Marian Seldes ... Margaret Paddleford
Ebon Moss-Bachrach ... Ethan Eisenberg
Jill Eikenberry ... Marlene Eisenberg
Marin Ireland ... Katie
Nate Corddry ... Jason
Amad Jackson ... Seaver
Jason Antoon ... Dean
Stephanie Berry Stephanie Berry ... Nurse
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Storyline

Brett, a young woman from the suburbs, is an associate editor at a small New York publishing house, hoping to be promoted when, on the same day, she meets a literary lion, Archie Knox, who's 50 and who shows an interest in her, and gets a new boss, a dolly-dolly Brit. Brett is soon dating Archie, then moves in with him. He's charming, attentive, and gives advice. He also has a history - ex-wives, a distant daughter, a couple of diseases, and a photo album of former girlfriends. It's no fairy tale: family issues (and more) intervene, and Brett has decisions to make. Meanwhile, she's working with a writer who fears peanut butter sticking to the roof of his mouth. Is Archie dinner, an hors d'oeuvre, or a peanut-butter sandwich? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual material and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

October 2007 (New Zealand) See more »

Also Known As:

The Girls' Guide to Hunting & Fishing See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$113,324
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to director Marc Klein he knew that Sarah Michelle Gellar was the star of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) but hadn't watched the series and didn't really understand its huge popular following. When shooting the outdoor scenes in New York, he was shocked when hundreds of fans, journalists and photographers turned up to watch her act in his film. See more »

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When Brett is on a date with Archie she has her hair in an up-do which is secured with a clip. From scene to scene it changes from that to a twisted bun secured with no clip. See more »

Quotes

Robert Eisenberg: Is Archie alcoholic?
Brett Eisenberg: Yeah
Robert Eisenberg: Look, you know I don't like to get involved in your life. But this is the reason that I don't... That I'm worried about this relationship with this man. If Archie isn't going to take care of himself someone else will. I don't want you to have to spend your life that way.
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Crazy Credits

While the credits are rolling, Brett is walking down the street and sees the book she edited in a store window. Brett also finally puts on the leather pants. See more »

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Kind of bad
26 April 2009 | by jakslevSee all my reviews

This movie could have been good if it hadn't already been made so many times before. The concept of a young girl who feels lost and finds a connection with an older man is hardly new.

The actors play well - as one would expect from professionals - and if one is a fan of either Alec Baldwin or Sarah Michella Gellar; one might consider watching the movie just for that.

Where it all goes wrong is in the narrative. The movie tries delivering something that it just can't deliver. While the actors as such play their roles fine, the viewer is never really caught by them. The roles are flat and one is left with a feeling of "who cares". There are a few elements in the movie that obviously entertains, but they all seem stereotypical in a way that gets boring very quickly.

This is a movie that you can watch if you are having some friends over and needs some background noise, or if you are baking bread and do not want to bother with pausing the movie every time you have to go to the kitchen.


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