As a 1950s suburban community self-destructs, a home invasion has sinister consequences for one seemingly normal family.As a 1950s suburban community self-destructs, a home invasion has sinister consequences for one seemingly normal family.As a 1950s suburban community self-destructs, a home invasion has sinister consequences for one seemingly normal family.
In this case, it appears they were angry that this movie is set in a neighborhood of white supremacists who are angry that a black family moved into the neighborhood. Needless to say, this is a fictitious movie with fictitious characters so it shouldn't bother anyone, yet conservatives, specifically the biggest racists, like to ironically pretend racism does not and has never existed, so they freak out and throw a tantrum whenever someone points out racism or portrays it in a work of art.
I almost feel bad for conservatives because they are incapable of enjoying much of anything nowadays. They boycotted Wonder Woman because they claimed the main actor wasn't American enough for the role, then they boycotted Star Wars because neither a black man or woman should be allowed to be a Jedi. Now they are boycotting Suburbicon, which I suppose is because the black family isn't savagely murdered and that left them disappointed. Basically anything that doesn't display white men as superior to minorities and dominant over what they perceive as their female servants is off limits and triggers an emotional response that makes them throw a tantrum and shout "boycott!"
While racism certainly did and does exist, that isn't a reason to like or dislike this movie because it's not supposed to be a documentary of racism; it just happens to be set in an over-the-top neighborhood of racists which is the kind of satire the Coen brothers are known for. Ultimately, if you're not a radical right-winger/white supremacist, and if you're a fan of the previous work by the Coen brothers or dark comedies in general, you will like this movie. Enjoy it for what it is: a non-political, fun, amusing, fictitious movie, and don't get caught in searching for political drama that has nothing to do with this movie.
- Jan 29, 2018