The Virgin Suicides

The Virgin Suicides

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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.

1999Rating: R16, Sexual themes and content that may disturb93 minsUSA
DramaFestival & Independent

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The Virgin Suicides | Reviews

78%104 reviews

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Variety

Variety

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

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Time Out

Time Out

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.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Coppola's direction engagingly avoids the coming-of-age cliches and the film boasts an excellent performance from Kirsten Dunst.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Coppola has the courage to play it in a minor key... She is content with the air of mystery and loss that hangs in the air like bitter poignancy.

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The Virgin Suicides | Release Details

The Virgin Suicides is available to stream in New Zealand now on Google Play and Apple TV and Academy On Demand and AroVision.