The Virgin Suicides
The Virgin Suicides (2000)

On the surface the Lisbons appear to be a healthy, successful 1970s family living in a middle-class Michigan suburb. Mr. Libson is a math teacher, his wife is a rigid religious mother of five attractive teenage daughters who catch the eyes… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: April 21, 2000
DVD Release Date: December 19, 2000
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Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Sofia's successful directorial debut lies in the movie's compelling story and the actors' genuine emotions.

Richard Brody
New Yorker

A surprisingly intricate struggle with absence, grief, and memory.

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Time Out

The tone of wistful regret and longing doesn't preclude a good deal of gentle humour. It's a restrained, subtly suggestive piece which disintegrates if you try to get a fix on it.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Intense, imperfect movie about teen suicide.

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Emanuel Levy

Sofia Coppola tackles the issue of teenage suicide with an assured treatment in The Virgin Suicides, effectively employing a seriocomic tone.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

A disarmingly poetic - and specifically female - vision of adolescence that it belongs in a category of its own.

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Nick Rogers

Sofia Coppola's compelling, ethereal fable about adolescent loss of innocence is claustrophobic and uncomfortable, but profoundly affecting and gently funny. "The Virgin Suicides" advises teen years are sometimes best remembered as a long-ago vacation.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

A very curious and eclectic piece of work.

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Elizabeth Weitzman

A lovely, luminous dream.

Bob Grimm
Sacramento News & Review

Sofia Coppola's adaptation of Jeffery Eugenides' 1993 novel plays like a sweet, sad dream.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
Dark almost to the point of not being able to enjoy it, tonally uneven to the point where you don't know how you should be feeling through some scenes, and… More
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
Dark, fascinating, and beautifully filmed, The Virgin Suicides is a memorable and haunting Suburban flick. Its haunting cinematography and its nostalgic… More
Chris Weber
At first glance, it might seem like this is some flowery chick flick based on a piece of estrogen soaked chick lit. That is actually not the case at all, and I… More
Thomas Bowler
Darkly funny in places and truly moving in others with a bewitching central performance from Kirsten Dunst. Full review later.
Dan Schultz
A dark psychological drama disguised as a comedy about an offbeat, mysterious family, specifically their five girls and how their parents (James Woods, Kathleen… More
Paulo Gabuat
Subtle, powerful, and honest, The Virgin Suicides succeeds in hinting the issues of isolation and loss through the plot and the use of visual metaphors with… More