[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.
"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.
"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.
Performances : 6/10
Story : 1.8/10
Production : 5.5/10
Overall : 4.43/10
Well thank Christ that Sofia Coppola learned from her mistakes and improved since making this mess. It seemed like The Virgin Suicides spent a lot of time building its way towards absolutely nothing. There's actually no point whatsoever. Good movies are fun, bad movies are fun, but aimless meandering movies are the worst. The story built itself up for two hours only to leave us all with zero insight. It wasn't the whole "open ended, mysterious, interperet this yourself" ending. It was just a nonexistent terrible ending. The performances are adequate at least. Dunst in particular does a good job, but nothing apart from her really jumps off the screen.
All around it's pretty average. Normally I'd say something about how whoever made this is probably going nowhere, but she already went to Tokyo with Bill Murray, so that would be stupid.
lol, this male fantasy garbage. five sisters are put on a weird obsessive pedestal by creepy outsider neighbor boys, who know absolutely nothing about them and are solely fascinated with how beautiful and pure and mysterious and profoundly sad they all are and don't understand why they (the boys) can't have them. [MOUTH FART NOISE]
on a positive note, coppola's visuals are sweet and soft as is air's soundtrack.
I thought I was going to hate this movie as overly-contrived, late 90's garbage. Or maybe some weird touchy-feely final destination kind-of thing. I was wrong.
The film, set in the 1970's, actually manages to capture up to the turn of the century issues in young adulthood. The film presents some extremes, but it is a result we have seen more and more of as time has gone on.
Some might argue that this is a simple criticism of over-protective and hyper-religious parents (or parent, i.e. Kathleen Turner who is reprehensible in her role, albeit it a subtle way/James Woods' character seems to want to be a normal dad, but has a mental breakdown). I do not think that's necessarily…
1 virgin is enough
You know those movies that you sit through the entirety of the credits for, just because you're stunned? Here is one of them.
Magnetic, alluring, and melancholic, the title doesn't spoil any of the complexity and depth of the film itself. Sofia Coppola is a wonder.
je t'aime sofia
The Virgin Suicides possesses an aura of sophistication, allure, and dreaminess, with an undertone of dread and despair, making it a truly special movie. Sofia Coppola has proven herself a genius.
Once again, Coppola makes an hour and so felt worth it. The minute the movie started, you could feel the complexity are all right there in the surface. It drawn your attention and basically disgust feeling of Trip and human being in general. As for the Lisbon girls, they'll keep you guessing, chasing and falling head over heels. A true cinema.
- Ferris Bueller's Day Off
- Teen Wolf
- The Breakfast Club
- American Pie
- 20 Fingers
- Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
- Almayer's Folly
- A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
- Border Radio
A list of films directed by women, in alphabetical order by director. The notes show the director's country, name and…
- The Pitfall
- The Night of the Hunter
- Dead Man's Letters
- Reservoir Dogs
What are the great directorial debuts?
To be clear, I am talking about feature debuts - they may have worked…