SUBURBAN GIRL is Marc Klein’s highly
anticipated adaptation of stories from the New York Times
bestseller, The Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing, Melissa
Bank's crisp, witty, and revealing collection of short
stories that focus on a young woman, Brett Eisenberg (SARAH
MICHELLE GELLAR), a twenty-something girl from suburban New
Jersey, now living in Manhattan and working as a junior
editor at a prestigious New York publishing company.
Attractive, smart and ambitious, Brett is on her own and
away from her supportive father (JAMES NAUGHTON) and mother
(JILL EIKENBERRY) for the first time in her life as she
pursues her dream career and life in New York City.
She shares her late Aunt Hilda’s Upper West Side apartment
with her slacker boyfriend Jed (CHRIS CARMACK), a vestige of
her adolescence, and spends her free time dragging her best
friend Chloe (MAGGIE GRACE), a budding fashion designer, to
various cultural events.
One day at a book signing, Brett meets legendary book editor
and notorious ladies man Archie Knox (ALEC BALDWIN). Despite
her own instincts to stay away from this older man, she
willingly succumbs to his charms and seductive manner. To
Brett, she’s found the perfect man in the life she imagined
for herself. Not only is she attracted to him, but she also
believes there’s no better professional mentor for her in
New York. She soon decides to end the relationship with Jed,
seeing this as a move from adolescence to womanhood.
But Brett’s perfect world begins to crumble. The
editor-in-chief at the publishing house where she works is
fired and replaced with the boss from hell -- the beautiful,
young, pretentious and very British, Faye Faulkner (VANESSA
BRANCH)… “Yes, that Faulkner.” Soon after, Brett discovers
that her father, with whom she’s always had a particularly
close bond, is terminally ill. And to make everything more
complicated, Brett slowly begins to realize that Archie, who
seemed perfect at the outset, has many flaws.
Brett must deal with all of these life changes, making the
kind of key decisions that will take her on a journey toward
real maturity, becoming a stronger person from weathering
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