In Suburbia

I just finished watching Suburbia for the first time in probably close to twenty years. Wow. Surprisingly, it actually didn’t age that badly. It’s dated as hell, sure, but not to the point where it distracts from the movie. I didn’t remember the acting being that bad though.

I got this from Netflix after Sarai confessed to me the other day that she had never seen it. I guess this is one of those things you have to get out in the open before getting married. Luckily I’m a forgiving kind of guy. After it was over, she grudgingly admitted that it was alright. I guess you have to see it much younger to fully appreciate it; I probably wouldn’t be real impressed seeing for the first time now. My friends and I sure loved it at the time though; it was actually real (more or less, anyway), unlike 99% of portrayals of punks in film.

In a life-imitates-art moment, when I was younger I knew someone who actually got arrested for doing Suburbia-style garage raids, after getting the idea from the movie. How embarrassing.


Mot says:

It’s a good thing Flea can play the bass as good as he does…’cause he sure as hell can’t act! Great movie though! At least it was the last time I saw it…20 years ago! In fact, I think I rented it with you and Jojo at Music+ back in the day.