Suburban Mayhem (2006)

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"Suburban Mayhem" is a sexy black comedy drama which tells the story of Katrina Skinner, a 19-year-old single mum who plans to get away with murder. Katrina lives in a world of petty crime, fast cars, manicures and blowjobs. A master manipulator of men living at home with her father in suburban Golden Grove, Katrina will stop at nothing to get what she wants, even murder. When her father threatens to contact social services and take away her child, Katrina sets in motion a plan to wreak suburban mayhem that will leave a community in shock and Katrina infamous in a way even she never dreamed of.
Rating:
PG-13 (for strong sexual content, pervasive language, some violence and drug use)
Genre:
Comedy , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Cast

Emily Barclay
as katrina Skinner
Steve Bastoni
as Detective Andretti
Geneviève Lemon
as Auntie Dianne
Robert Morgan
as John Skinner
Susan Prior
as Christine Andretti
Lawrence Aitchison
as Wlfare Man
Rod Ansell
as Angry Neighbour
Christine Armstrong
as Defence Lawyer
Phillip Ayoub
as Sergeant Harris
Callan Boys
as Random Guy
Nigel Castellum
as Junior Policeman
Rebecca Clay
as Television Reporter
Jye Coren
as Heather's Son
Brendan Cowell
as Voice of Interviewer
Alison Cox
as Angela
Dominic Dates
as Prison Officer
Nick Evans
as Jordan Andretti
Emma Fallon
as Toddler Bailee
Alexandra Fletcher
as Salon Receptionist
Sarah Gordon
as Young Katrina
Peter Hansen
as Len Skinner
Greg Johnson
as Detective Graham
Oliver Kleyn
as Young Danny
John Mason
as Funeral Priest
Phil Patridge
as Hoon 2
Stephen Peacocke
as Store Attendant
Jack Robertson
as Tyson Andretti
Stuart Spence
as Interviewer
Emily Stewart
as Welfare Woman
Leon Stripp
as Hoon 1
Ivan Topic
as Lilya's Father
Josh Horvat
as Roland
John Carr
as Wayno
Judd Overton
as Cast Members
Greg Tynan
as Cast Members
France Millo
as Cast Members
Peter Brown
as Cast Members
Max Kensell
as Cast Members
Anthony Calvi
as Cast Members
Ryan Matzelle
as Cast Members
Nick Simkins
as Cast Members
Steve Ray
as Cast Members
Alexei Nicholls
as Cast Members
Edward Bell
as Cast Members
Matt Naivasha
as Cast Members
Daniel Skinner
as Cast Members
Byron Woolfrey
as Cast Members
Troy Butler
as Cast Members
Chris Warfield
as Cast Members
Andrew Guirguis
as Cast Members
Sebastian Strakowicz
as Cast Members
Steven Rees
as Cast Members
Iesha Apthorpe
as Baby Bailee
Chloe Bashford
as Baby Bailee
Emily Bashford
as Baby Bailee
Louisa Cathcart
as Baby Bailee
Katelyn Cormack
as Baby Bailee
Ella Gow
as Baby Bailee
Erin Horvath
as Baby Bailee
Erika Lonie
as Baby Bailee
Alexandra McKeown
as Baby Bailee
Sam Kable
as Voice of Baby Bailee
William Kable
as Voice of Baby Bailee
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Critic Reviews for Suburban Mayhem

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

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Full Review… | January 24, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

What starts as a predictably enjoyable ride through the hothouse world of suburbia unexpectedly loses steam half way through Suburban Mayhem.

Full Review… | May 24, 2006
Variety
Top Critic

If you're going to spend 89 minutes with a wild animal, something about that character should engage or intrigue you. Nothing here does.

May 24, 2006
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

...an unpleasant, utterly pointless crime movie...

Full Review… | February 24, 2009
Reel Film Reviews

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Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Urban Cinefile

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Full Review… | May 24, 2007
Empire Magazine

Audience Reviews for Suburban Mayhem

Wow! A lot of hate for a film that I found very cheeky and being tremendously good black humour. I was wondering where Emily Barclay and other members of the talented cast ended up but seeing how panned this film was, perhaps they are hiding under the bed.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

Quite a funny and unusual film that I enjoyed. A must see!

Bethany Murphy
Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

½

For all my displeasure at the Australian film industry for making pathetic film after pathetic film, I will acknowledge when we get off our arses and make something to be proud of (I'd liken it to putting a child's picture on the fridge but that seems patronizing somehow). That's not to say this is the only Australian film I'm a fan of (The King and of course, The Castle help in that area) but it won me over quicker than either of those. The film details the life of Katrina Skinner (Emily Barclay, who is able to play such a dark, repulsive woman despite little experience in film like she's turning a light switch on and off) and is also filmed in part like a "documentary" (I say it in air quotes since I don't want people thinking this is based on true events) about her, involving events towards the end of the film which I won't go into since it might spoil the movie. Katrina's an uncontrollable, self-absorbed party girl with criminal tendencies... and a mother. Yep, that's an oil/water mixture right there. The mother part is important since over the film, many people ask her about her child and why she doesn't see her more often. In short, she's a bogan. For overseas readers, bogan is Australia's counterpart to the USA's "trailer trash" and the UK's "chavs". Despite my contempt for the character, I highly praise Emily Barclay for her performance. Still quite new to films, she has to carry a majority of this film and play someone so easy to hate and like I said, she pulls it off with ease. I wonder what surprises she'll pull out on us in the future, perhaps something to make this look like child's play. Another high point of note for me is the music. Rock songs with female vocalists, most I'm familiar with and all welcome. Added bonus, most of them are Australian (Suzi Quatro being the most notable exception I care to make but hey, if I can hear 48 Crash, I'm not one to complain). During a scene in a shopping centre, the song Paco Doesn't Love Me by The Spazzys can be heard and later on in the film, we can hear Little Birdy's song This Is A Love Song. Australia may not be all that great in the film industry but when it comes to music, we've got a few aces up our sleeve. I hope it's not too long before another Australian film overwhelms me like Suburban Mayhem. I still need to get the thoughts of The Book Of Revelation exorcised from my mind.

David  S
David S

Super Reviewer

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