Ricky's Film Reviews

Bringing you honest reviews of recent releases

Suburbicon

IMG_0512

As a 1950s suburban community self-destructs, a home invasion has sinister consequences for one seemingly normal family.

7f83d5641c23bc6d8dc23ce7726d9d7a

Cast

Matt Damon – Gardner Lodge

Julianne Moore – Rose / Margaret

Oscar Isaac – Bud

Noah Jupe – Nicky

damon-moore-clooney-premiere-suburbicon-01


Macabre

This wasn’t a bad little movie at all. Suburbicon is a highly watchable piece of cinema, using a very convincing set to play out 1950’s America. Every touch from costume to prop gives it a genuine old-fashioned feel which whips up a wholesome atmosphere. This is a welcome break from the present-day bollocks we’re being fed lately; Suburbicon really transports the viewer back in time. However, prepare to switch the spatulas for guns and carpet cleaning for arson as this story loses its squeaky-clean image and quickly becomes an uneasy bloodbath..

suburbicon-matt-damon

suburbicon-1

..it’s not uneasy in the worst possible sense though. Sadly, the movie lacks the sort of action to make you sit with nail-biting tension when watching it. Plot-wise the characters spiral out of control in a most entertaining way. They all begin as a seemingly happy family and then – crumble. This movie is very darkly comic, Gardner becomes screwed and his life hits a downwards slope which gradually leads his family members in different directions. But its plot is so simplistic that even a child could follow it, and Suburbicon makes very easy viewing.

suburbicon-matt-damon-film-trailer-fe898665-62f9-43e2-9b66-e6d1e1bc895a

5_0

Having Moore play two different characters who are in the same room at the same time is a great touch; it makes the movie that little bit more entertaining to watch.

suburbiconpic3.jpg.size-custom-crop.1086x0

image

If you relish a bit of old-time squeaky-clean America you should enjoy this movie. It’s a sinister step back in time that entertains where it should, and doesn’t need a lot of involvement. It’s a simple watch and much lighter to absorb than many other features currently out there.
The ending may leave you a little miffed though, given its surprisingly disappointing way of tying things up.

Suburbicon

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on January 27, 2018 by .
%d bloggers like this: