The trailer for Suburbicon, the brand new movie written by George Clooney, Grant Heslov, and the Coen brothers, and directed by Clooney, is a bit tonally disjointed. For roughly the primary 40 seconds, it comes throughout like one more broad satire of white individuals within the suburbs, a darkly comedian and snide putdown of Pleasantville-esque tropes. However then the gangsters begin to come out of the woodwork, some backstory involving Matt Damon’s buttoned-up businessmen and mob cash is recommended, and all of it begins to look much more like, nicely, a Coen brothers film.
Set in 1959 in a tranquil suburban group, the movie follows Damon’s husband and father Gardner Lodge as he plunges right into a darkish underworld of crime and violence. His spouse will get murdered within the opening seconds of the trailer, which helps you to know straight away that this isn’t going to be some genteel comedy of errors. By the point Oscar Isaac exhibits up as one more menacing prison demanding cash from the Lodge household, Damon’s character is consuming white-bread sandwiches along with his son whereas carrying a starched shirt caked in blood. With the correct tone, this might fall someplace within the Burn After Studying realm of clueless individuals in over their heads. Nonetheless, Clooney’s previous few outings as a director (The Monuments Males, The Ides of March) have struggled to match the sharp tone and pacing of his earlier work, that means there’s an actual chance this might fall extra into The Ladykillers territory, solely with out the Coens’ regular directorial hand behind the lens.We’ll know for sure when Suburbicon hits theaters October 27.