Virgin Suicides (1999)

This was the directing debut of Sofia Coppola, who also wrote the script, which was based on the novel by Jeffrey Eugenides. It’s also the start of the creative relationship between Coppola and Kirsten Dunst.

I’d listened to the Air soundtrack numerous times, but never watched the movie. Thanks to quarantine, I’ve given in to my wife’s movie picks, which is how just about every movie this week has ended up on the site.

In the late 70’s, specifically in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, the Lisbon sisters rules the hearts and minds of teenage boys. These unapproachable goddesses — Therese, Mary, Bonnie, Lux and Cecilia — won’t survive the summer.

I really wanted to like this more than I did. I often fight the urge to tell my wife how much I dislike the films she picks. However, if given my choice, she’d be stuck watching something like Starcrash. Despite the sheer despair of this film — not what I really wanted to see while dealing with a plague just outside our door — it also made me realize how lucky I am to have such a wonderful person in my life.

I still dislike this movie.

You can watch this on Amazon Prime.

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