The first full-length trailer for George Clooney’s Suburbicon trailer features the familiar, repressed, disturbing post WWII suburban landscape… and one extremely pissed off Matt Damon.
This is not unfamiliar territory for dark comedy or drama, but this one has a terrific cast and Clooney behind the camera, so it should be worth your time. Check it out:
‘Suburbicon’ is a peaceful, idyllic suburban community with affordable homes and manicured lawns… the perfect place to raise a family, and in the summer of 1959, the Lodge family is doing just that. But the tranquil surface masks a disturbing reality, as husband and father Gardner Lodge (Matt Damon) must navigate the town’s dark underbelly of betrayal, deceit, and violence.
George Clooney is clearly inspired by his frequent collaborators, the Coen Brothers because… well… Joel and Ethan Coen wrote this thing. Suburbicon looks like a dozen other films, but told with what should definitely be great style. And the hints of noir are prevalent as well, especially the fact that Damon’s character appears to be increasingly beaten and battered as the story unfolds.
Aside from a super angry Matt Damon, the film stars Julianne Moore, Oscar Isaac, and a wonderfully eclectic collection of character actors. It opens October 27.