• R, 1 hr. 37 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Sofia Coppola
    In Theaters:
    Apr 21, 2000 Wide
    On DVD:
    Dec 19, 2000
  • Paramount Pictures

Critic Review - eFilmCritic.com

It's yet another case of blame-the-parents, and, more precisely, blame-the-overprotective-mother.

July 24, 2007 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Comments (4)



kvn V

I don't think you were paying attention to the movie. The girls were obviously playing, the girls simply wanted attention and that's the reason they commited suicide. The mother cared about them otherwise she wouldnt have cry when the first girl die plus you kind of need to read the book to see the events from her point of view.

Dec 22 - 04:02 PM


Cody Murray

So? It's not as overplayed of a concept as you're making it out to be. Especially in the way that it was done in this movie with a group of 4 girls. There's a reason people make movies about ridiculous parents... one, it's relateable, two, it's entertaining, and three, the overprotective, usually religious, somewhat insane mother is a common occurrence in life, and is interesting to use an a semi-villain. That's like when people say "oh, another war movie" dismissing it immediately. I just don't see how the parent's role in the movie, and the apparent cliche they bring to the movie, is what was the tipping point for you.

Sep 26 - 08:17 PM

Joseph McLaren

Joseph McLaren

this guy is a moron

Jan 9 - 04:37 AM

Eva Bertoglio

Eva Bertoglio

I agree with the other commenters, this review completely misses the mark. I honestly don't understand how you can read this film as a "blame the parents" narrative, that's missing the point, the themes, and the complicated structure of the novel and adaptation.

Apr 5 - 01:14 AM

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