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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.
“We felt the imprisonment of being a girl, the way it made your mind active and dreamy, and how you ended up knowing which colours went together. ”
Part of my Adapted Novels Project: adaptation of The Virgin Suicides, written by Jeffrey Eugenides (1993). Started reading the book on the twenty-fifth of December, finished it the seventeenth of January and watched the movie on the eighteenth.
Surprising from a director who generally makes it abundantly clear whose line of production the feature is coming from, The Virgin Suicides (Sofia Coppola’s stylish debut) is an as-faithful-as-it-is-going-to-get adaptation of the melancholic (anti-)coming-of-age story. Not just in terms of its word-for-word recital of the written work, but particularly in terms of its artist’s…
There's some adequate skill from Sofia Coppola on display here, but the film is sadly a bit aimless, bouncing around all over the place, not sure who or what to follow. I also didn't like how the film's ending was "resolved" with ambiguity instead of actually showing the audience what the movie was supposedly building up to the whole time.
That being said, for a feature debut, Coppola could have done a lot worse. The mood and atmosphere is strong here; at times the film has an almost "horror" vibe to it, which threw me off, but in a good way. Also, some of the younger performers, such as Kristen Dunst and Josh Hartnett, do a fine job at carrying…
"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…
still unsure of whether u can successfully subvert something by using it plainly (same q as with scorsese's stuff)
not sure why i liked this film so much the first time. it objectifies women, romanticizes depression and suicide, and tells an important female story from the perspective of horny teenage boys.
at least there's danny devito.
I absolutely love how the story here is presented from the lens of the neighborhood boys. Thus even if I would like to, I cannot hold it against the movie that we never find out why the girls commited suicide and that we are never given the chance to empathize.
If we're just going to talk about the cinematography and the soundtrack, then it captures the tone of the book remarkably well. Every frame of the movie reverberates with melancholy and mystery.
I think it's difficult to fully grasp the story here. It's so deliberately elusive, and the perspective from an unnamed group of boys feels like a recollection of many stories many years later. This does help with the mysterious tone, and it makes each time I watch it feel different.
There's soemthing extroadinary in the way in which Sofia Coppola goes about telling this somewhat unbelieveable story. The camera floats around the girls' lives as it reflects the possibilities of what could've been, representing memory as longing regret.
But then the story itself, insightful perhaps, is just a little half-hearted. Aside from the 5 girl characters, all of which are hugely believeabel and well-acted, the other characters in the film feel like heir just filling the void of emptiness, with inherantly empty personalities. The boys in general who go chasing after the sheltered girls are all cut and paste horney love puppies who reflect no youth i've ever met and no youth I'd ever like to meet.
i forgot how much i love kirsten dunst
easibly coppola's most watchable film
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