George Clooney and the Coen brothers make a 1950s confidential
Peeling away the idyllic veneer of 1950s America, Suburbicon follows two families in the eponymous postwar middleclass neighborhood. While the AfricanAmerican Meyers are met with hostility and bigotry upon moving in, their white neighbors, the Lodges, are spiraling ever deeper into a sinister plot of escalating violence. Yet Suburbicon barely takes notice, far too busy rioting over the Meyers’ presence. With a script written by the acclaimed Coen brothers (Fargo), director George Clooney (Good Night and Good Luck) crafts a deliciously black comedy full of inept criminals and prim hypocrites.