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CRIME + PUNISHMENT IN SUBURBIA

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Crime + Punishment in Suburbia

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
98 minutes
performer:
Ellen Barkin, Monica Keena
director:
Rob Schmidt
distributor:
United Artists (MGM)
author:
70359
genre:
Drama

We gave it a D

Like a WB rip-off of American Beauty, this empty-headed psychodrama casts Dawson’s Creek castoff Keena as a morose teen bedeviled by gothically miserable parents (Ellen Barkin and Michael Ironside) and a creepy-voyeur classmate (Kartheiser). The title’s copped from Dostoyevsky, but anybody who wastes their money renting such crap will feel like the main character in another of the Russian writer’s works: The Idiot. D

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