We must issue an apology to all the cinephiles here from the US and Canada. Originally, this was supposed to be a worldwide event, but the label pulled the film from the US and Canada at the last minute. We're extremely sorry for the inconvenience, and we hope to make up for it with some exciting plans for the future!
Not even a good vehicle to deliver music. There is kind of a sketchy story that resembles something like Never Let Me Go, in the non dystopian way (in stylistic terms) that it depicts war or the dystopian theme. But this story barely depicts or touches anything. It's just characters walking around and talking, as they would in a set up for music playing. But it does not play, most of the time. Good cinematography.
As one of the privileged around the world who could watch "Scenes From the Suburbs", I can say that the film is intriguing, just like all Spike Jonze's flicks. The whole world where it is set is ambiguous and quite curious. The cast is also very well, specially the two guys who play Kyle and Winter. They can be more, I'm sure of that. And the songs by Arcade Fire are just perfect! Loved it!
Mubi thank You for letting us watch it.
Spike Jonze and Arcade Fire thank you! Me and my brother really enjoyed it. Actors look very natural and live. Also it's a another cool approach to music listening
I'm sorry it's not available in US and Canada, but I'm sure they will fix it soon.
Don't be stressed, don't worry, guys.
The contrast between childhood innocence and living under state oppression is explored really well. I particularly liked the characterisation of the main protagonist and his friend, who slowly becomes withdrawn due to the culture of violence. Highly recommended