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Suburbia

In an attempt to have a good life and get rid of the abuse he receives at his house, Evan, a young courageous guy suffers from the miserable life he has, takes his younger brother and flees, where he joins a group of orphans and befriends them, but once, incidents come to challenge him, as he begins a violent fight for survival.
Duration: 94 min
Quality: SD
Release: 1983
IMDb: 7.0
Keywords:  #Bill Coyne #Chris Pedersen #Jennifer Clay #Penelope Spheeris #Suburbia
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New York Times
May 20, 2003
Penelope Spheeris's Suburbia is a clear- eyed, compassionate melodrama about a bunch of young dropouts who call themselves ''The Rejected'' or, for short, the TR's.
DVDTalk.com
January 08, 2006
"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.
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
A justifiably angry film, fast and full of violent action, though there's plenty of humour too; and the lack of originality is amply compensated for by its manifest sincerity.
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EmanuelLevy.Com
February 09, 2007
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.
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November 07, 2002
Gritty Los Angeles punk-rock chronicle is ugly, raw and realistic.
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TV Guide
June 09, 2014
Although hardly believable, the story is effective, making its rather unwholesome characters sympathetic.
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Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 20, 2007
Its sincere sympathy for the runaway kids is what elevates this standard rebellious teen flick above many others in this genre.
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Film4
May 24, 2003
The film now has a glow of roseate, nostalgic charm -- partly a product of the winning incompetence of most of the performances.
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AV Club
June 09, 2014
It still shows enormous empathy and sensitivity in capturing the angst and alienation of American youth, making it seem both rooted in a specific time and place and strangely timeless.
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