The Virgin Suicides
First screened in May 2000 / Most recently screened in June 2014
Director: Sofia Coppola. Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Kathleen Turner, James Woods, Josh Hartnett, Chelse Swain, A.J. Cook, Hannah Hall, Leslie Hayman, Danny DeVito, Michael Paré. Screenplay: Sofia Coppola (based on the novel by Jeffrey Eugenides).

Twitter Capsule: Familiar arc, and stunted, albeit intentionally. Shines best in moments of youthful longing and hormonal rush.

VOR:   Holds up better than I'd expected. Doesn't hurt that Coppola realized all the promise implied here. Rare to watch such distinctive sensibility emerge from borrowed material.

Photo © 1999 Paramount Classics/American Zoetrope

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

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