#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A man about forty years of age tells the story from when he was a teenager in upscale suburban Detroit of his and three of his friends’ fascination with the mysterious and doomed Lisbon sisters. In 1974, the sisters were seventeen year old Therese, sixteen year old Mary, fifteen year old Bonnie, fourteen year old Lux, and thirteen year old Cecilia. Their fascination still remains as they try to piece together the entire story. The sisters were mysteries if only because of having a strict and overprotective upbringing by their father, who taught math at the girls’ private co-ed school, and overly devout Catholic mother, who largely dictated the household rules. The story focuses primarily on two incidents and the resulting situations on the girls’ lives. The first was an action by Cecilia to deal with her emotions over her life. And the second was the relationship between Lux – the sister who pushed the boundaries of the household rules most overtly in doing what most teenagers want to do – and Trip Fontaine, he who could have any girl he wanted but wanting solely Lux.
Plot: A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents.
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A very different movie, enjoyable and engrossing but at the end of it you are left wondering what the point was. Is there a moral here? A life lesson? Or is the movie just telling a quirky story? I’m still not sure. This movie is well acted and is never boring, but it is puzzling.
***Artistic, profound, amusing, tragic, haunting coming-of-age in the 70s***
A 13 year-old girl from a Catholic family in a Detroit suburb commits suicide during the late 70s and its effects are shown over the course of the next year in the lives of her four sisters (e.g. Kirsten Dunst), her parents (James Woods & Kathleen Turner) and the boys of the community. Josh Hartnett is on hand as the school stud who’s interested in Lux (Dunst).
“The Virgin Suicides” (1999) was Sofia Coppola’s debut film based on the book by Jeffrey Eugenides; she would go on to great success with “Lost in Translation” (2003) and the underrated “Marie Antoinette” (2006). To be expected, Sofia’s style is similar to her father, as well as Peter Weir, but maybe more focused on feminine themes. The tone of the movie is artsy and deep, but not without a sense of humor. It’s haunting, mysterious, beautiful and impenetrable, reminiscent of Weir’s “Picnic at Hanging Rock” (1975). There’s also a great 70’s soundtrack featuring well-placed songs by The Hollies, Heart, Styx, Todd Rundgren and 10cc.
The subtext on parental legalism brings to mind “Footloose” (1984), but it’s clear that the blame can’t be placed solely at the feet of the parents, who are certainly overprotective but also clearly loving to a degree. Cecilia’s rash actions are the catalyst and the domino effect comes into play coupled with the oppression of stifling legalism and perhaps passive revenge. At the end of the day, though, it comes down to just a stupid decision by teenagers. Yet the movie’s about way more than suicide and its causes. It’s about coming-of-age, seeking identity & a voice, coming-of-death and the haunting reflections of those that remain.
The film runs 1 hour, 37 minutes and was shot in Toronto.
Beautiful Looking Mystery Gets Inside Teen Heads
“Virgin Suicides” is an adolescent “Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus” as teen boys try to figure out the beautiful sisters in their midst.
It’s encapsulated when the first suicide attemptee faces Danny Devito as her therapist who says she has nothing to kill herself over: “That’s because you’ve never been a 13-year-old girl.”
While Josh Hartnett’s period wig isn’t very good, his first serious acting effort is quite good and he almost keeps up with the excellent young women.
Perhaps it’s a result of a woman writer/director adapting a male-written book (which I haven’t read yet), but it really get inside teen heads. We get only a little sense, however, of the adults the guys become even as one narrates Wonder Years style so why is this story even important to him. And the one guy we do see as an adult is not much more revelatory.
It’s all a mystery, very much like “Picnic At Hanging Rock.”
It’s a beautiful looking film with a dreamy musical score.
(originally written 5/14/2000)
A depressing movie that is beautiful and timeless
As far as really really good movies I’ve had the fortune of seeing recently the one that really stands out is a overlooked movie that came out last year called “The Virgin Suicides.” The movie while one of the more depressing movies in recent memories is just brilliantly directed by first time director Sofia Coppola (it was also her first screenplay – quite impressive indeed). I thought you know going into this movie A) I’m a guy and B) depressing movies just sometimes make it really really tough for me to like the movie they have those endings where its like you emotionally feel like you have just fallen off a cliff… yet despite A) and B) I was very moved by this movie… the directing, cinematography, acting, music – all work extremely well hand in hand complementing each other. This movie will make you even more so want to enjoy every second and moment with those rare & special people you meet on the roads of life.
Josh Hartnett as Trip Fontaine turns in a very cool performance. Kathleen Turner turns in a performance that is so good you wonder how she got overlooked when it came Oscar time… and of course James Woods is incredible as are all the Lisbon sisters. Kirsten Dunst is intoxicatingly beautiful in this movie and really proves she is going to be an amazing actress to watch in the years ahead.
Probably my favorite sequence in the movie is the telephone sequence towards the end… the scene starts out and your not quite sure where it’s going to go… but once the needle on the record strikes and the Todd Rundgren song “Hello It’s Me” starts to play it transports you into a genuinely touching movie moment (and a great use of split screens) as you watch the boys and Lisbon sisters phone each other back playing music that perfectly fits. Another favorite scene is where Josh Hartnett leaves the Lisbon house… and you know he is sorta on this “not-really a date – date. The montages throughout the movie and their interludes with the music by the band “Air” combined with the beautiful cinematography by Edward Lachman are just pure movie magic.
All in all a movie that draws you in despite its slow moments, depressing moments, and haunting moments… a movie full of life, quite moments, passion, imagination, reaching out, and those moments in life not usually seen in movies that are beautifully captured in a very passionate way. Going back over the movie I find that when the movie works you become much like the boys in the movie fully enthralled with the Lisbon sisters and searching for clues and answers as to “why… why… why”… as key and subtle moments pass by… its very hard not to fall in love with the Lisbon sisters… and though they exist solely in the realm of this movie… you feel that they are real as if they were someone you know in your life either as sister or a friend that you care about deeply and you feel their ups and downs… yet at the same time you can’t reach out to help… though you desperately want to…
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 37 min (97 min), 1 hr 30 min (90 min) (TV) (Germany)
Genre Drama, Romance
Director Sofia Coppola
Writer Jeffrey Eugenides (novel), Sofia Coppola
Actors James Woods, Kathleen Turner, Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett
Country USA, Canada
Awards 3 wins & 14 nominations.
Production Company Muse Productions, Eternity Productions, American Zoetrope
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.66 : 1 (Criterion Blu-ray release), 1.85 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 320T 5277)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm