Average Rating: 5/10
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Release Date: Dec 31, 1983 Wide
Average Rating: 3.7/5
User Ratings: 4,999
Following up her critically acclaimed documentary The Decline of Western Civilization, Penelope Spheeris made this gritty drama her first feature-film outing. Bill Coyne stars as Evan Johnson, an angst-ridden kid living in L.A., who bands together with a group of other young societal rejects and immerses himself in the mid-'80s punk rock scene. Most of the cast was comprised of actual teenagers off the streets of Los Angeles. Among them is Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea. Suburbia is also
Dec 31, 1983 Wide
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Its sincere sympathy for the runaway kids is what elevates this standard rebellious teen flick above many others in this genre.
This drama (aka The Wild Side), the first of Spheeris' two youth movies of the 1980s, concerns angry boys whose rebelliousness in reflected in cutting their hair instead of growing it long; the mood is right, the text is not.
"I was a good filmmaker ... before I sold out," says Penelope Spheeris on her audio commentary, and it's tough not to appreciate the gal's candor.
Audience Reviews for Suburbia
- Jack: Yeah all contaminated creepy with gross bubbling vines hanging off of dead trees.
- Jack: After a while... wild dogs.
- Jack: I hate buses.
- Joe: Later days.
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