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SubUrbia

Year: 1996
Production Co: Castle Rock Entertainment
Director: Richard Linklater
Writer: Eric Bogosian
Cast: Giovanni Ribisi, Parker Posey, Steve Zahn

All I really remember about this movie was that it was another Generation X mission statement from Richard Linklater (albeit in an era when Gen X had grown up a bit - one hopes) and that it was the cinema debut of Giovanni Ribisi.

A bunch of kidults spend their days (and nights) hanging around in front of a convenience store pretending they know all about life, arguing, figuring out who they are, what they think about themselves and generally wasting time talking to little effect.

That's not to say there's no point to the movie, but if you're an adult (or were a little more directed as a kid yourself) you'll be asking what's so hard about getting an education, concentrating on career goals or at least taking up a socially acceptable hobby.

When a former member of their coterie returns to their hometown, now a famous pop star, it sets off all manner of petty jealousies and declarations of self-aggrandisement. I seem to remember it ending in violence - it at least came to some sort of conclusion.

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