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An emotionally & spiritually comatose suburban man decides "to hell with it all" and reverts to living as he did when he was happiest -- as a carefree teenager. His desperately uptight wife and sullen daughter can only look on as he quits his corporate job to become a burger flipper, starts getting high with a strange new neighbor (whose parents are even stranger) and lusts after a pouty blonde teenager -- his daughter's best friend.
Cathy is the perfect 50s housewife, living the perfect 50s life: healthy kids, successful husband, social prominence. Then one night she surprises her husband Frank having sex with another man, and her tidy world starts spinning out of control. In her confusion and grief, she finds consolation in the friendship of their African-American gardener, Raymond--a socially taboo relationship that leads to the further disintegration of life as she knew it....
As part of his research for a book on suburban life, the self-described genius Mr. Belvedere takes a job as a babysitter for three hard-to-handle children.
Earl Keese is a slightly overweight, fairly average guy who is approaching middle age. He leads a reasonably comfortable life with his family in their suburban home until the house next door is bought by a truly odd couple, Vic and Ramona, who quickly proceed to drive Earl crazy. Vic's lunatic behavior has Earl running in circles while Ramona's coarse seductiveness leaves him panting. In short, Earl's tranquil life is suddenly turned upside down....
5) Dark skies
"Dark Skies [is] A supernatural thriller that follows a young family living in the suburbs. As husband and wife Daniel ... and Lacy Barrett ... witness an escalating series of disturbing events involving their family, their safe and peaceful home quickly unravels. When it becomes clear that the Barrett family is being targeted by an unimaginably terrifying and deadly force, Daniel and Lacy take matters in their own hands to solve the mystery of what...
6) Ginger snaps
"Ginger and Brigitte, two sisters trapped in suburbia, are obsessed with mayhem, torture and death until they get a taste of the real thing. Bitten by a wild animal, Ginger begins to mutate into a sexy, uncontrolled woman, with some nasty canine tendencies. Is it a virus? Is it a curse? Or the first step towards becoming a vicious werewolf!"--Container.
7) City Island
Vince Rizzo is a lifelong resident of the tiny, tradition-steeped Bronx enclave of City Island. A family man who makes his living as a corrections officer, Vince longs to become an actor. Vince would rather let his wife believe his weekly poker games are a cover for an affair than admit he is secretly taking acting classes in Manhattan. When Vince is asked to reveal his biggest secret in class, he inadvertently sets off a chaotic chain of events that...
"Join TV's funniest new family and flashback to the '90s! Twelve-year-old hip-hop enthusiast Eddie Huang and his family make their way from D.C.'s Chinatown to Orlando where his dad, Louis, tries to make his new steakhouse a success. His mom, Jessica aims to understand the culture clash and dominate suburbia. While his brothers fit right in, Eddie's still tries to get a seat at the table -- any table -- in the school cafeteria"--Container.
Set in the mid-1990s, and inspired by a true story, this show stars Hudson Yang as eleven-year-old, hip-hop-loving Eddie Huang, who, with his family, is adjusting to a new life in suburban Orlando. Faced with new schools, new friends, new neighbors, and new traditions, the Huangs stay true to their family values as they pursue the American Dream.
"After another teenage girl disappears from the idyllic suburb of Sunshine Hills, Suzy suspects the involvement of the strange woman who lurks in the window of house number 46 and the rumbling black Ford that creeps the streets at sundown. Using her seductive charm, she persuades Danny, her fourteen year old admirer, to help uncover the truth"--Container.
Frustrated with his daily commute and clients who don't pay their bills, accountant William Fields accepts a job in France. William and Hester dust off their phrase books, pluck up their courage and soon discover there's more than the Channel separating the English from the French.
Set in the mid-1990s, and inspired by a true story, this show stars Hudson Yang as eleven-year-old, hip-hop-loving Eddie Huang, who, with his family, is adjusting to a new life in suburban Orlando. Faced with new schools, new friends, new neighbors and new traditions, the Huangs stay true to their family values as they pursue the American Dream.
"A lighthearted take on director Yasujiro Ozu's perennial theme of the challenges of intergenerational relationships, Good Morning tells the story of two young boys who stop speaking in protest after their parents refuse to buy a television set. Ozu weaves a wealth of subtle gags through a family portrait as rich as those of his dramatic films, mocking the foibles of the adult world through the eyes of his child protagonists. Shot in stunning Technicolor...
14) Risky business
Joel's wealthy suburban Chicago parents are going on vacation and leaving him in charge of the house. They trust their college-bound 17-year-old son but they shouldn't. Every kid's dream is every parent's nightmare. No sooner do Joel's parents step on the plane than he raids the liquor cabinet, has a joyride in Dad's Porsche, and has a night of passion with a young call girl named Lana.
15) Little children
With hits like Election and Joe College to his credit, author Tom Perrotta has established himself as a master of satire. Unhappily married Sarah passes her days at the local playground with her three-year-old daughter. When happily unemployed Todd (also married) and Sarah meet, their attraction is immediate. They begin a passionate affair just as their suburban utopia is rattled by the arrival of registered sex offender Ronald James McGorvey. With...
First published in 1993, The Virgin Suicides announced the arrival of a major new American novelist. In a quiet suburb of Detroit, the five Lisbon sisters--beautiful, eccentric, and obsessively watched by the neighborhood boys--commit suicide one by one over the course of a single year. As the boys observe them from afar, transfixed, they piece together the mystery of the family's fatal melancholy, in this hypnotic and unforgettable novel of adolescent...
After his best friend's daughter, Laura, sets her sights on his son, Alec, Pete Dizinoff sees his plans for a perfect son not just unraveling but being destroyed completely and sets out to derail the romance.
18) Kelly & Cal
Punk rocker-turned suburban mom Kelly is nostalgic for a lifestyle she can no longer have, and uncertain of a future she doesn't yet see herself in. Seventeen-year old Cal is frustrated at his lack of control over the hand he's been dealt. When the two strike up an unlikely friendship, it's the perfect spark needed to shock them both back to life.
"Tom Rath doesn't want anything extraordinary out of life: just a decent home, enough money to support his family, and a career that won't crush his spirit. After returning from World War II, he takes a PR job at a television network. It is inane, dehumanizing work. But when a series of personal crises force him to reexamine his priorities and take responsibility for his past he is finally moved to carve out an identity for himself"--Publisher marketing....
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