Skip to main content

R| 1 hr. 58 min.

Plot Summary
Five teen friends (Giovanni Ribisi, Amie Carey, Steve Zahn, Nicky Katt, Dina Spybey) spend their time hanging out behind a convenience store in a sleepy Texas town. Through pointless discussions, the group descends into a self-perpetuating cycle of malaise. Their routine, however, brakes when Pony (Jayce Bartok) returns to town after finding success as a rock star, forcing the group to question their desire to stay in the suburbs doing nothing with their lives.

Cast: Jayce Bartok , Amie Carey , Nicky Katt , Ajay Naidu , Parker Posey , Giovanni Ribisi , Samia Shoaib , Dina Spybey

Director: Richard Linklater

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics, Warner Bros.

subUrbia (1996)

Release Date: October 11th, 1996|1 hr. 58 min.

watch now
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The fierce and funny film version has been directed by Texan Richard Linklater (Slacker, Dazed and Confused, Before Sunrise) with rare grace and compassion. show more

  • 75
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    SubUrbia is depressing comedy -- the more so because director Richard Linklater's satirical picture of youthful alienation rings painfully true. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The movie is dark, intense and disturbing. show more

similar movies

  • Clerks (1994)

  • SLC Punk (1999)

  • Reality Bites (1994)

  • Thumbsucker (2005)

  • Elling (2001)

Stay Connected with Moviefone

Download the Free App!

How do you watch stuff?


How else do you watch?

Select your online providers
My Settings

You are currently subscribed as: {email}


Get the latest reviews, movie news, photos, and trailers sent straight to your inbox.

Weekly Newsletter

Daily alerts


You're not following any movies.

These are the movies you’re currently following.

    Update settings