[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
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.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
One of the most sincerest and profound movies I've ever seen, The Virgin Suicides is an interesting look on the affects on family and friends of teenage suicides, or even adolescent deaths in general.
I didn't quite like how the film introduced us to the four male friends as if they were going to be our main characters throughout the film, but once one of the suicides occur, the film completely throws them aside until the ending. But in between being introduced and reintroduced to the boy characters, we are introduced to Trip who's presence is important to the film but it would've made more sense if we either had him in the boys' squad or he was just our…
"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.
"You're not even old enough to know how bad life gets.
Obviously, Doctor, you've never been a 13-year-old girl."
Does the Lisbon sister even exist? are they as beautiful as they really look? or are they just a glorification in the mind of the narrator. One thing if fot sure, this is a coming of age film, grasping the straws of what makes life complex and bittersweet.
Sofia Coppola debut feels intimate, like a story told by a friend, is mellow intoxicating and beautifully crafted, every character has a reason and a purpose (some very small roles), but at the end it gets the message across.
peak sofia coppola
Best suburbs-are-hell movie I've seen.
Sweetness and light, ethereal melancholy buried in a tragic middle-class suburban reality, circumventing the male gaze as a vessel for evoking the sort of laconic mystery adolescence and the narrative itself is shrouded in. I've only seen this and Lost in Translation but I'm entirely in love with Sofia Coppola's dreamlike visual aesthetic and tonal nonchalance.
1. What the hell is this? I feel like Sofia Coppola must have seen Wes Anderson's Rushmore and was like 'yeah I'ma do something like this but make it way weirder and way more frustrating'.
2. As hard as it is to navigate my feelings towards this film, it's incredibly easy for me to praise Coppola's direction. As with Marie Antoinette I felt it hard to grasp a center and ultimately an emotional connection, but I can't help but appreciate her skill and vision. Anytime an artist is able to cut out their own little unique patch that isn't like anyone elses, I feel good.
3. This film is quirkier than other films of hers that I have seen. Hence…
Apuntaba maneras ya la Coppola con este debut. Mucho estilo y algo de ingenuidad para un guión y una historia potentísimos (el libro tiene que ser delicioso, me lo apunto). Viva Kirsten Dunst.
By Nick Jolly
In 2000, Sofia Coppola made her first full-length feature The Virgin Suicides (based on the novel by Jeffery Eugenides), somewhat foretold by her 1998 short Lick the Star and a prelude to 2013’s The Bling Ring – both also about teenagers and also about the attempt elide attitude (societal-personal), emotion and memory.
In 2009, a 14-year-old teenager watched it, and was struck by its fidelity to everything his life was, under the haze of a high school crush. Atmospheric pressures both toxically raw and chidingly manufactured; a convergence of perspectives brought forward to anchor his breath to one perpetually abstracted (pro) noun, Her.
Such a beautiful film. Sofia Coppola captured the tone of the book brilliantly and created a film awash with nostalgia.
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