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Suburban Girl (2007)

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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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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Rewriting her dream in the big city. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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The Girls' Guide to Hunting & Fishing  »

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This film was the mark of Marc Klein's directing career. See more »

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At the scene where Brett goes to Archie's place to tell him that someone was reading her book she meets a girl who was having an affair with Archie. We see the braces of the shirt the girl was wearing slipped down when she was just leaving. But as she was talking to Bretty the braces are fine, not slipped down. See more »

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Archie Knox: [sitting with Brett's family after meeting them for the first time] Well, I do appreciate the attempt you've all made at avoiding the obvious. It was a worthy effort. But let's cut to the chase, shall we. Robert, how old are you?
Robert Eisenberg: 57.
Archie Knox: And I'm 50. So, that makes me younger than Robert. So everybody feeling good about that right now?
Ethan Eisenberg: I am very relieved. How old were you when Brett was in third grade?
Brett Eisenberg: Grow up Ethan.
Ethan Eisenberg: Brett skipped the third grade.
Ethan Eisenberg: [imitates a buzzer] Well played.
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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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Written by Ray Greene, Bradley K Young, and Dow S Brain
Performed by Ray Greene
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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Romantic comedy without romance or comedy
31 May 2008 | by (Thailand) – See all my reviews

Take your average brainless romantic comedy, that is fluffy but entertaining enough, that gives a few laughs. Formula food for movie goers. Remove the comedy, and then remove any believable romance. What do you have remaining? Not even drama. It is nice to see Sarah Michelle Gellar in something, and she is a fine enough actress. Alec Baldwin, stock rising after 30 Rock, was not the right choice for this 'story', and between them they cannot save a weak script or inject anything of interest. They are not convincing of love, nor even interact in any interesting way. Nor are there any compensatory laughs. The plot is a straight forward slice-of-life of a girl who meets an older man, and shacks up with him. What happens in the end? Nothing to care about.


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