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The Virgin Suicides Reviews

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July 30, 2012
A surprisingly intricate struggle with absence, grief, and memory.
November 22, 2010
Sofia Coppola's compelling, ethereal fable about adolescent loss of innocence is claustrophobic and uncomfortable, but profoundly affecting and gently funny. "The Virgin Suicides" advises teen years are sometimes best remembered as a long-ago vacation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 7, 2008
Sofia Coppola's adaptation of Jeffery Eugenides' 1993 novel plays like a sweet, sad dream.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 18, 2007
Sofia Coppola tackles the issue of teenage suicide with an assured treatment in The Virgin Suicides, effectively employing a seriocomic tone.
July 18, 2007
A very curious and eclectic piece of work.
October 21, 2006
An assured feature debut, this darkly humorous exploration of a tough subject benefits from an original narrative and the fact that the appealing cast consists of actors who are the same age as the characters they play.
Read More | Original Score: B
May 26, 2006
The strongest directorial debut of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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January 26, 2006
The tone of wistful regret and longing doesn't preclude a good deal of gentle humour. It's a restrained, subtly suggestive piece which disintegrates if you try to get a fix on it.
December 6, 2005
A stellar debut feature from Sofia Coppola and it's a must see.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 26, 2005
Mergulhando com sensibilidade na amargura do universo adolescente, com seus anseios e frustrações, Coppola estréia de forma memorável na direção.
| Original Score: 4/5
December 31, 2003
A disarmingly poetic - and specifically female - vision of adolescence that it belongs in a category of its own.
October 1, 2003
Coppola's direction engagingly avoids the coming-of-age cliches and the film boasts an excellent performance from Kirsten Dunst.
May 14, 2003
Black comedy has never looked so good.
| Original Score: 3/4
December 2, 2002
If missteps hold the film back from achieving the full grandeur it aims for, there is no denying the way it conjures a magic-realist American suburbia, rarely before brought so convincingly to life.
November 12, 2002
If [Coppola's] debut film is any indication, talent does run in the family -- even if it is a somewhat disjointed talent.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 6, 2002
A heartbreaking glimpse at the secret life of adolescents... shockingly tender and remarkably acted.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
July 31, 2002
...a tragic fable, as diffuse as an imperfectly remembered dream
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: A
March 13, 2002
Sofia Coppola has made one of the most unusual films ever fashioned out of the fears and the fantasies of adolescent boys.
March 5, 2002
The film coalesces into a truly transporting experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 28, 2002
Kind to all its inhabitants.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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