some of my favorites focusing in depth on female characters
The Virgin Suicides
Beautiful, mysterious, haunting, invariably fatal. Just like life.
A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents.
The title is trivial as a spoiler for the film. To clarify, The Virgin Suicides is not about teenaged girls killing themselves, in the least is it because of overbearing parents keeping them from sex. It's about youth ending, idealism crumbling and life changing; the thoughts of emptiness in the happy-go-lucky days of unbeknownst perfection turning into the oddity that is growing up, finding love, discovering sex and making the rest of your way for yourself after your parents can no longer. It's quite simply lovely.
The film's surface rests heavily on this eponymous tragedy, but it isn't this under the face value, especially in the sense of tone. Sofia Coppola does transfer between making the mood an awkward teen…
Do you have a film that makes you so happy but so completely sad at the same time? Because this film, this hazy and soft and sparkly film is mine.
As soon as we see the title it suggests that you are going into a depressing film and this certainly is one. With a mysterious, melancholic and sometimes haunting atmosphere Sofia Coppola was able to do a solid debut with her The Virgin Suicides.
This tells the story of five beautiful girls, full of life are forbidden to live their adolescence in a normal way by the restricted orders of their religious parents.
Is difficult to talk about this film without spoiling much and I don't wanna do it for the ones who haven't seen it yet. I will just say that freedom is one of the best things we can have in life. Living in cloistered is not easy or good for our mental health.
The performances are solid from all of the actors, it's visually beautiful and has a great the soundtrack.
Kind of amazing how Sofia Coppola made a stylized movie out of, what is essentially, the color beige in film form
"We felt the imprisonment of being a girl." ~ Narrator
Based upon the 1993 debut novel by American writer Jeffrey Eugenides, this debut film by director Sofia Coppola presents the primary elements that would become her trademark over the next decade. It is about affluent white people having affluent problems. It demonstrates a high level of production values, well worthy of her filmmaking pedigree, with a great soundtrack to boot. And it delivers solid performances by top-notch actors, notably Kirsten Dunst as the central character Lux Lisbon, with James Woods and Kathleen Turner as her parents plus Danny DeVito in a minor role.
The story is told as a retrospective, 25 years after five teenage sisters killed themselves in Grosse…
"Obviously, Doctor, you've never been a 13-year-old girl."
Although there is a lot of screen-time devoted to Kirsten Dunst's teeth, so that's nice. I like her teeth. I didn't like this movie.
Josh Hartnett looks ridiculous in that wig.
Fuck me up, this is glorious.
Mysterious and super depressing.
really good book. pretty, directionless movie. director didn't seem to know what story she wanted to tell.
its ubohlievable how i ve never watched this film
Definitely did not expect the title to be so exact, i genuinely thought the title was metaphoric. Turned out to be literal and literally boring. Maybe i would've been amazed if i would've watched it earlier on tv or something.
I think Copolla attempts to equate the first and last scenes as one; that is, she attempts to make the mundanity of suburbia a grotesque display of middle American shallowness. However, the aesthetic choices are so disparate that she fails to make the connection concrete, and, therefore, makes her artistic point ring a bit hollow. Had Copolla made clearer, more confident, choices throughout the film, THE VIRGIN SUICIDES would have been a more successful film; as is, though, the film seems unsure of itself.
Also, what the hell is the point of the Trip character's flash forward? That element coupled with the voiceover makes for an at best muddled, murky film.
I love this
"What we have here is a dreamer. Someone completely out of touch with reality."
This is one of my favourite films, it's so aesthetically beautiful and I love the plot of this movie. I think this is one of the prettiest movies I have ever seen. The soft, faded, pastel look to the film adds such a nice touch to the film. Kirsten Dunst plays Lux Lisbon so well, when I was reading the book I was thinking about how well she played the character.
Movies that are slightly off.
Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…