[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.
"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.
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.
Dreamy and mythical Sofia Coppola is a phenomenal director and kept with the beautiful novel perfectly.
The Virgin suicides takes a deep look into teenage anxiety and sexuality, with a tale of five sisters who, as the title gives away, commit suicide, a story that I found very true and relevant to my life. I'm 18, I know people who had either attempted or highly considered suicide, and I'm grateful that I haven't lost a peer to it. The teenage anxiety is on perfect display, a state of mind unknown to adults and to teenagers themselves, constantly alluding everyone. I've felt a lot of the feelings of the characters on screen, especially the boys who secretly admire and investigate the lives of the mysterious girls (I don't think I was as creepy though). The film distances…
The most popular film of 1999 that I had not seen
Good - not great. Kristen Dunst was very good, and the premise was interesting, but I just felt confused by reason for the titular act.
How it can be so gloomy and adorable ?
I'm surprised it took me this long to see this film. It's right up my alley as a dark depressing film. For some reason in the past I didn't picture it having the feel it did, but man did it match my mood tonight.
Sofia Coppola's first and possibly best film. love it.
Well, I was told about this movie a long time ago, and when I got my new computer I thought about it and downloaded it and wow... I just saw the movie today, it's so nice, like, the storyline it's kinda of a creppy and really nerve-breaking cause I wanted to slap their mom on that face, she's so annoying, like it's not locking your daughter in the room that she will be something in life or she will be yours forever. Even tho I loved the end, I mean, it's heartbreaking but still, knowing that they did everything for them and then... Well, I recommend this video for a movies afternoon alone.
An incredibly sad film filled with happiness and warmth.
ok it was pretty vague and im sure there was a huge meaning to it
and it was sort of confusing
probably because i was doing something else when watching it so i need to re-watch it
the plot i actually saw was decent
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