Suburbicon Quotes and Review
by Myla Tosatto
If you are looking for your favorite movie lines from Suburbicon we have listed our favorite Suburbicon Quotes below. These might include spoilers. If you are thinking about seeing the film, scroll to the bottom and read Movie Myla’s review!
“Welcome to Suburbicon, a town of wonderment and excitement.”- Narrator
“The only thing missing from Suburbicon is you. Come home to Suburbicon.”- Narrator
“We’ll be fine. We’ll be strong.”- Gardner to Nicky
“Your momma died?”- Andy
“Did she go to Heaven?”- Andy
“I guess.”- Nicky
“I have a grass snake. Wanna see?”- Andy
“Take care of the kid. Either you do it or we do it.”- Sloan (Glenn Flesher) threatening Gardner
“You got to eat a lot to get that fat.”- Andy speaking about a neighbor
“Don’t show ‘em nothin’ and don’t show ‘em your scared.”- Andy quoting his father on racists
“Tell him I’m not in.”- Gardner speaking into the intercom
“You’re on speaker, sir.”- Linda (Nancy Daly)
“It all boils down to one word: coincidence.”- Bud Cooper
“You’ve been in the business as long as I have, you develop a nose for hanky panky.”- Bud
“I love my sister and I love her son.”- Magaret
“Do you love her husband, too?”- Bud
“If anything happens to me, you’re in deep, deep, deep. . .” – Bud to Gardner
“You’re a good boy, Nicky. You’re going to be fine.”- Mitch
“Sunday in Suburbicon, we got all the time in the world.”- Gardner to Nicky
Review by Myla Tosatto
The movie Suburbicon starts dark. And gets darker. Then somehow gets darker yet again. Suburbicon is a story of menace and secrets in the suburbs seen through the eyes of Nicky Lodge (Noah Jupe) as he watches the adults around him run amok. Matt Damon starring as Gardner Lodge is the perfect demented dormouse as his father and Julianne Moore as Margaret/Rose Lodge as his aunt/mother is just simply perfect. Rounding out the cast is the always fabulous Oscar Isaac as Bud Cooper, Karimah Westbrook as Mrs. Mayers, Tony Espinosa as Andy and Gary Basaraba as Uncle Mitch.
This movie was directed and written by George Clooney (Joel and Ethan Coen and Grant Heslov also share writing credits). The feel of it is definitely Coen Brothersesque. The film looks fantastic with its mid century modern décor, playful fabrics and incredible Oldsmobiles. If I didn’t know what horrible things went on in these suburbs, I would move right in!
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the other plot thread that ties closely with the murder and mayhem happening over at the Lodges’ house. Andy and his family move in and experience another shadowy aspect of suburban living: racism. At times it was like watching two different movies, but I understand the point that Clooney was making. The suburbs on the surface are supposed to be perfect and great but they can be a place of secrets and malice that rose from a sinister time in our country’s history. So, in one house you have death and deception and in the other you have the silent rage of dealing with white supremacy. In 50 years, the suburbs haven’t changed much.
Leave the kids home for this one, folks. It is bleak with a heavy, but needed message. Bring someone who likes to discuss history and/or current events or a filmophile that is chomping at the bits to get to a new Coen Brothers movie.
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. This is a tale of very flawed people making very bad choices. This is Suburbicon.