Mesmerizing, mysterious, and tragic, The Virgin Suicides is the stunning debut of March’s featured director, Sofia Coppola. Set against the backdrop of 1970’s Michigan, Coppola explores the agony of being a teenage girl, the casual indifference of suburbia, and the struggle of a group of teenage boys trying to make sense of a chaotic world.
Based on the novel by Jeffrey Eugenides, The Virgin Suicides tells the story of the circumstances surrounding the untimely deaths of the five Lisbon sisters, viewed through the obsession of a group of neighborhood boys. The stellar performances of Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett, James Woods, and Kathleen Turner helped drive the critical acclaim for this movie and launch the career of Sofia Coppola.
Featuring an original score by the French dream-pop duo Air, The Virgin Suicides is an ethereal, hypnotic movie—a snapshot of crystalline beauty borne of the subtle decay of suburban life.
Directed by Sofia Coppola | 97 minutes | 2000 | Rated R
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“A surprisingly intricate struggle with absence, grief, and memory.” – Richard Brody, The New Yorker
“Coppola’s adaptation of Jeffrey Eugenides’ novel is both tender and devastating.” – Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
“The movie ultimately succeeds because of its convincing emotion. In contrast to the big-screen bummers we see every week, this movie conveys genuine sorrow.” – Mike Clark, USA Today