• Crime and Punishment in Suburbia (2000)

Crime and Punishment in Suburbia

Release Date: 2000

DVD Release Date: January 2nd, 2001

R |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

At school, Roseanne (Monica Keena) is the object of fellow student Vincent's (Vincent Kartheiser) infatuation, By night, she deals with a troubled family life: her mother, Maggie (Ellen Barkin), cheats on her drunken husband, Fred (Michael Ironside). When Maggie's adultery is revealed, Fred viciously takes his anger out on stepdaughter Roseanne. With the help of her boyfriend, Jimmy (James DeBello), Maggie plots her revenge, but Vincent might be the one to help her forge a new life.

Cast: Monica Keena, Vincent Kartheiser, Ellen Barkin, Jeffrey Wright, James DeBello, Michael Ironside, Christian Payne, Conchata Ferrell

Director: Rob Schmidt

Genres: Drama

Production Co: G2 Films, Killer Films

Keywords: School, Revenge, 2000s, Sacrifice, Dark, Mother, Transformation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Elizabeth WeitzmanNew York Daily News

    Sloppy, self-satisfied and surprisingly heartfelt. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    A messy but hungry film like this is more interesting than cool technical perfection. show more

  • 48
    Michael AtkinsonMr. Showbiz

    Somehow manages to stay afloat on a sea of pretension, thanks largely to some splashy visuals.

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