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.
Holds up better than I'd expected. Doesn't hurt that Coppola has realized every bit of promise this debut implied. Rare to watch such distinctive sensibility emerge from borrowed material.