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There's something up with frowning Matt Damon in Suburbicon

Working from an early Coen Brothers' script, George Clooney directs this darkly comic tale of desire, murder, and insurance in the picture perfect Suburbicon.

Welcome to Suburbicon, 1959. This peaceful, idyllic suburban community with affordable homes and manicured lawns is the perfect place for a family like the Lodges (Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Noah Jupe).

But everything's not as it seems in Suburbicon, or the Lodge family. Beneath the town's tranquil surface, a disturbing reality soon reveals itself and the family's life descends into a dark underbelly of betrayal, deceit, and violence.

When the family are terrorised by two lowlifes during a horrific home invasion, their lives are turned upside down and Gardner finds himself having to square up to a vicious mob of gangsters.

In doing so, he opens up a huge can of worms, triggering a revenge tale of epic and violent proportions – and a few impeccably timed comic moments.

George Clooney’s black comedy profits enormously from a pitch-perfect performance from Matt Damon, and excellent support from Coen Brothers regular Julianne Moore and Oscar Isaac.

Tagged with: Cinema New releases

UK/US 2017 Dir George Clooney 105 min

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