Trailer Alert: Suburbicon
What do you get when you combine a film written by the Coen brothers, directed by George Clooney and starring Matt Damon as a classic 1950’s all American white picket fence husband/father who’s actually indebted to the mob? The answer is Suburbicon, which just released it’s first trailer. It’s literally a mash up of a lot of things I love in movies: the Coen brothers are the masters of the dark comedy; Matt Damon is routinely fantastic in everything he’s in, and judging by this trailer that includes an in over his head father fending off the mob in Pleasantville USA; George Clooney is a beautiful, perfect man.
Clooney’s been around the Coen brothers before ( O Brother Where Art Thou, Burn After Reading, Hail, Caesar) and the trailer for Suburbicon nails that classic Coen brothers mood. On the surface everything looks peachy keen, but underneath that surface there is violence, bloodshed and ugliness. The mix of darkness and comedy is another Coen brother staple, and Matt Damon not only gets in a few one liners, but the closing scene of the trailer shows him riding away from an explosion on a tricycle. Give me all of this right now. Suburbicon opens October 27th.