Sunday, 30 August 2009

The Virgin Suicides


In 1970s suburbia lived the five beautiful Lisbon sisters, whose doomed fates indelibly marked the neighborhood boys. Therese (Leslie Hayman), Mary (A.J.Cook), Bonnie (Chelse Swain), Lux (Kristen Dunst) and Cecilia (Hanna Hall) were everything desired and unattainable due to their parents' strict household rules. From afar, the boys watched the girls, until they witnessed something that would shake their souls: angelic Cecilia plummeting from her bedroom window. In the wake of Cecilia's suicide, the Lisbons shut out the world. The boys no longer wanted to just watch the Lisbon girls; now they wanted to save them and, by extension, their own doomed youth and innocence. This is a story of love and repression, fantasy and terror, sex and death, memory and longing. Sofia Coppola makes a stunning directorial debut with this haunting story about the strange demise of five beautiful teenaged sisters.

James Woods, Kathleen Turner, Josh Hartnett, Michael Pare, Scott Glenn, Anthony DeSimone.

This movie is rather good and an excellent adaption from the book. Anyone who has ever closed their eyes and wished on a star will be able to relate to this movie. Dream-like and, in parts, quite surreal, The Virgin Suicides is a haunting, poignant, touching and magnificent movie.
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