The Virgin Suicides Movie Review 1999

Information and Film Reviews for The Virgin Suicides the Movie

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The five teenaged Lisbon sisters are all blonde, lovely, and isolated in their 70s suburban life. Mom (Turner) is a rigid, religious harridan while Dad (Woods) is a wimpy math teacher. After 13-year-old Cecilia (Hall) tries to off herself, her parents are encouraged to let the girls socialize and the story becomes the recollections of the narrator (Ribisi), one of the boys fascinated by the quintet. Much of the movie focuses on sexually provocative Lux (Dunst) and her hunky would-be beau, Trip (Hartnett). There's a floaty, listlessly romantic air to the whole production (Coppola's directorial debut), which is based on the novel by Jeffrey Eugenides.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 97 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Brothers & Sisters, Suicide, Period Piece: 1970s, Teen Angst, Strained Suburbia
Sofia Coppola
Kirsten Dunst, Kathleen Turner, James Woods, Josh Hartnett, Hanna Hall, Chelse Swain, A.J. Cook, Leslie Hayman, Danny DeVito, Scott Glenn, Jonathan Tucker, Anthony DeSimone
Edward Lachman
Sofia Coppola
Giovanni Ribisi
Francis Ford Coppola, Chris Hanley, Dan Halstead, American Zoetrope, Paramount Pictures

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