The Virgin Suicides

The Virgin Suicides

(1999)

The 1999 feature debut from Sofia Coppola (who followed this effort up with the beloved 2003 hit Lost in Translation), based on the novel about a group of sisters who are shielded by their heavily-religious parents. Set in 1974 Michigan, a bunch of lads in the upper-class suburban area become obsessed with the mysterious sisters. Stars Kirsten Dunst, James Woods, Kathleen Turner and Josh Hartnett.

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  • More than most recent movies about suburban adolescence... this catches both the triviality and the grandeur of youth, its prosaic details and its mythopoetic flights. Full Review

  • The tone of wistful regret and longing doesn't preclude a good deal of gentle humour. It's a restrained, subtly suggestive piece which disintegrates if you try to get a fix on it. Full Review

  • Coppola tackles the issue of teenage suicide with an assured treatmen, effectively employing a seriocomic tone. Full Review

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