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Played in a delicate minor key, the film is heartbreaking, mysterious, and soulfully funny, set in a Michigan suburb of the mid-1970s but timeless and universal to anyone who's been a teenager. The four surviving Lisbon sisters lost a sibling to suicide, and as its title suggests, the film will chart their mutual course to oblivion under the vigilance of repressive parents (Kathleen Turner and James Woods, perfectly cast). But The Virgin Suicides is more concerned with life in that precious interlude of adolescence, when the Lisbon girls are worshipped by the neighborhood boys, their notion of perfection epitomized by Lux (Kirsten Dunst) and her storybook love for high-school stud Trip (Josh Hartnett). Unfolding at the cusp of innocence and sexual awakening, and recalled as a memory, The Virgin Suicides is, ultimately, about the preservation of the Lisbon sisters by their own deaths--suspended in time, polished to perfection, and forever untainted by adulthood. --Jeff Shannon
She creates the mood for this beautiful film.
This movie really requires one to think, but once you get into it, it leaves you wanting to know more- you grow to care for the characters and their struggles...
After the girls go to the homecoming dance, Trip and Lux have an encounter on the football field and Lux doesn't come home until the next morning.
I watched to the end, though the story was pretty lackluster. It was hard for me to conceive of such an event happening in actual life, which gave the whole movie a short of air of... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Calebini
The film adaptation of the novel The Virgin Suicides is an interesting little enigma, as may be the book (I have not yet read it but now that I've seen the film, I plan to). Read morePublished 3 months ago by K.T. May
An hour of my life I cant get back, very strange. Expected more from the reviews I read before watching.Published 5 months ago by Kelly S. Cham
This a well acted, brilliantly directed unique film from a director with her own original voice. The story and characters will haunt you for years, but in a good way. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Andris Mitt
Great performances, Kirsten Dunst is really good, awesome soundtrack, spot on recapturing of period, high re-watch value. Gifted director. Love Lost In Translation too.Published 8 months ago by Marina Metaxas
I saw this movie, but I never liked this because this is depressing. To be honest, I think I should watch other Kirsten Dunst movies and not that.Published 9 months ago by Kevin Barton
I chose this rating because the movie was very good! The movie was very emotional but I liked it alotPublished 9 months ago by Brooke A Peck