• Publication date: October 1, 2011

A New Chapter Begins Within City Limits Suburban Girl: Dreams Can be Rewritten

Sarah Michelle Gellar portrays Brett Eisenberg, a rookie book editor struggling for recognition in Manhattan's dog-eat-dog publishing industry. Despite being a skilled and dedicated editor, Brett's lack of confidence inhibits her performance; when reviewing manuscripts, for example, she uses a pencil not a pen to make corrections, frightened to accept the finality of her decisions.

Sarah Michelle Gellar portrays Brett Eisenberg, a rookie book editor struggling for recognition in Manhattan's dog-eat-dog publishing industry. Despite being a skilled and dedicated editor, Brett's lack of confidence inhibits her performance; when reviewing manuscripts, for example, she uses a pencil not a pen to make corrections, frightened to accept the finality of her decisions.

One day while browsing through titles at a small bookshop, Brett secretly shuffles her own editorial works to its front window and removes the others. A store employee notices, and explains that shops throughout New York must keep books edited by Archie Knox (Alec Baldwin) on their front shelves, or else have his popular titles removed from stock.

This intrigues Brett, who asks the shopkeeper for the notorious editor's telephone number. At 50 years old Knox is twice her age, but strangely charming despite his seemingly minor character flaws. The pair begins an intimate relationship shortly after meeting one another, and his insider experience boosts Brett's assertiveness. Archie even convinces Eisenberg to confront her domineering British boss, Faye (Vanessa Branch).

The romance turns sour however after Archie reveals his affection for alcoholism, womanizing, and an estranged, incredibly (though justifiably) bitter daughter. Meanwhile Brett's beloved father succumbs to cancer, negatively affecting her career and mental health. Though far from perfect, is Knox her ideal man?

Suburban Girl is based upon two short stories from Melissa Bank's best selling book, The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing. Its soundtrack features Badly Drawn Boy and Imogen Heap.

Year: 2007

Duration: 97 minutes

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Starring:

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Alec Baldwin

Maggie Grace

Chris Carmack

Vanessa Branch

Director: Marc Klein

Rating: Rated PG-13 for sexual material and explicit language