The Virgin Suicides details
|Starring:||Michael Pare, Scott Glenn, Leslie Hayman, Josh Hartnett, Danny De Vito, Kathleen Turne, James Woods, Kathleen Turner, Hanna R. Hall, Kirsten Dunst, Chelse Swain, Anthony DeSimone, Jonathan Tucker, Michelle Duquet, A.J. Cook, James Woods /|
The Virgin Suicides
|Run time:||1 hour 33 minutes|
|Rental release:||20 Nov 2000|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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Dying to see it againBy Gorfette85 from Cheshire , 15 Jul 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]I had first read the book, and had been looking forward to the film immensly. It captures the essence of the book beautifully. All the girls show the desperation of their family, and it does not try to over emphasise the suicides. I would definatly recommmened it and would watch it again.
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Eerie Docu-Style TragedyBy a customer from Basildon , 25 Apr 2009Great film. This is a very eerie account of a group of adolescents that fall in love with sisters from a very strict, religious family. After a devastating incident occurs, the sisters' parents become very withdrawn and even more strict thant before, treating them all like young children. This triggers a set of events that ultimately leads to the shocking ending of the film. Alot of the film is done in documentary style and makes the telling of the story even better and has a great narrator in the form of Giovanni Ribisi who -though doesn't actually feature in the film - is as vital to the story telling as the characters you can see.
BizarreBy Viewer (28 reviews) from Cardiff , 07 Apr 2009A bizarre movie, not the ending I expected. An obviously deeply troubling family!!
THE VIRGIN SUICIDESBy a customer from Bourne , 09 Jan 2009this fill is abit random, i liked it but didnt love it
GoodBy a customer from Bradford , 05 Dec 2008Good film, but not as good as the book.
A bad take on a successful bookBy a customer from London , 03 Dec 2008This film is a choppy take on the 1970s-set Jeffrey Eugenides novel displaying the morbid and static personalities of a group of sisters trapped in a restricted world created by their highly suspicious mother.
It has been claimed that to feel the true essence of the story, it is good to have the book's slightly thicker plot to fall back on. Having never read the book myself, I wish I had. The film was oddly cut, stagnant and dripping with ameture acting. This isnt to say that the plot didnt have potential - it certainly raised questions over parents who love their children too much and obsessively protect them. It also attempted an edgy perspective - telling the story of the young girls through the eyes of the local neighburhood boys. However it failed to really capture the desperation and horror of a situation which we still read about in newspaper to this very day - and that is why I cannot rate the movie any higher than I have.
Great idea, but perhaps just the wrong way to approach it.