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"The Virgin Suicides", released 20 years ago this past month

What did you think then, and now? I saw it around 2003 just before I went into high school, and it had a profound impact on me. It's still one of my favorite movies, and, along with "Lost in Translation," one of only two Sofia Coppola movies that I think are actually worth a shit. I read Jeffrey Eugenides' book my freshman year of college, and it too ranks among my favorite novels—every page is immensely lyrical and atmospheric, and I think Sofia Coppola did a very good job of carrying that dreamlike haziness into the film version.

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by Anonymousreply 2509/16/2020

Loved it. This is the only Sofia Coppola move I like. It like a dream on film

by Anonymousreply 105/02/2020

Looking now, I've realized the trailer above was a teaser (I think), which is not nearly as good--this is the superior trailer I remember

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by Anonymousreply 205/02/2020

Great movie, accomplishes one of the hardest things in that it creates a total world view and mood.

by Anonymousreply 305/02/2020

My favorite was slutty Lux

by Anonymousreply 405/02/2020

The only time I found Josh Hartnett sexy

by Anonymousreply 505/02/2020

I liked it too. Bought the great soundtrack at the late great J&R.

by Anonymousreply 605/02/2020

For some odd reason I never got around to seeing this. But I like the soundtrack (by Air) and Kirsten Dunst.

by Anonymousreply 705/02/2020

Why should i care about a bunch baby Karens who basically killed themselves out of boredom?

by Anonymousreply 805/02/2020

Knowing what we know about James Woods now, I’m creeped out about what might have happened on set.

by Anonymousreply 905/02/2020

I remember thinking Hartnett was sexy in the movie, but I just looked up the movie on IMDb and nearly mistook him for Clea DuVall.

by Anonymousreply 1005/02/2020

I remember the hype when this movie came out. But I didn't watch it until I was in my 20s. I remember really liking it. I've always wanted to read the novel.

by Anonymousreply 1105/03/2020

Love the movie, love the soundtrack.

by Anonymousreply 1205/03/2020

Did you care about the Starkishas in Precious, R8?

by Anonymousreply 1305/03/2020

It was just on TCM and it really was well done. The boys were such good kids and the casting was perfect.

What creepy thing did James Wood do?

by Anonymousreply 1409/15/2020

Loved it.

I think Sofia Coppola is almost as good as Malick. So disappointed to see that she’s drifted into the mommyblogger-type lane.

by Anonymousreply 1509/16/2020

The curious thing is that Sofia decided she wanted to be a director after reading the novel

by Anonymousreply 1609/16/2020

Loved it and also the song Playground Love by air

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by Anonymousreply 1709/16/2020

if there is a more boring, insipid actor than dunst, name her....

by Anonymousreply 1809/16/2020

R18 = a jealous Kristen Bell.

by Anonymousreply 1909/16/2020

I love all Sofía Coppola’s movies. But this may be her best. Marie Antoinette and The Beguiled are also great.

by Anonymousreply 2009/16/2020

I loved the sad dreamy quality of the whole thing; it's hard to imagine there was a time when James Wood was a credible actor. And Josh Hartnett - sex on a stick in that movie!

by Anonymousreply 2109/16/2020

I always confuse this with Inventing the Abbotts. Josh Hartnett and Billy Crudup are both totally my type. Who cares about the sisters?

by Anonymousreply 2209/16/2020

The novel, with its first person plural point of view, is haunting. The movie perfectly fine, but doesn’t come close to the book’s quality.

by Anonymousreply 2309/16/2020

Admit it, the movie is a complete bore

by Anonymousreply 2409/16/2020

I love this movie. I read the book first, and didn't think they would be able to transfer it to film, but it really worked. One of my favorite book adaptations.

by Anonymousreply 2509/16/2020
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