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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Virgin Suicides by Sofia Coppola, 1999 (R)

with James Woods, Kathleen Turner, Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett, Michael Paré, Scott Glenn, Danny DeVito, A.J. Cook, Hanna R. Hall, Chelse Swain, Leslie Hayman, Dawn Greenhalgh, Sherry Miller, Giovanni Ribisi
From the Director of "Somewhere"

In sharp response to the lax moral milieu of the mid-1970s, Ronald and Sara Lisbon (James Woods and Kathleen Turner) keep their five alluring, adolescent daughters on a short leash by embracing religion and pushing away the opposite sex. But when the youngest (Hanna Hall) unaccountably commits hara-kiri and a wayward elder sister (Kirsten Dunst) violates curfew, Sara puts all the girls under a virtual house arrest.

I don't know that the movie was of any attaching element. I didn't get attached to any character, I felt cold the whole time. But it was a more like a tragic succession of event that made complete sense overall. A sociologically disturbing truth that was made with an aesthetic look of the 70's, and it worked. And even reflected the truth of later generations...

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