There’s more than a hint of Fargo in George Clooney’s latest film as director.
That’s because he’s reworked an unproduced screenplay by the Coen brothers into a satirical exposé on the dark underbelly of picture-perfect, picket fence America. Set in the idyllic suburb of the title during the 1950s, Suburbicon sets out to make a statement on racism (the community goes into meltdown when an African-American family move in) before switching its focus to a neighbourhood couple (Matt Damon and Julianne Moore), and the mystery that unfolds following a violent home invasion.
There’s no mistaking the Coens’ noirish touch, but Clooney’s revision struggles to reconcile its erratic tone. Is it a black comedy, a dark thriller, or a melodrama?
Release Date: 7 February 2018
Format: DVD Blu-ray
Starring: Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Oscar Isaac