A dark comedy punctuated by moments of drama, The Virgin Suicides explores the emotional underpinnings of a family starting to come apart at the seams in 1970’s Midwestern America. The Lisbons seem like an ordinary enough family; Father (James Woods) teaches math at a high school in Michigan, Mother (Kathleen Turner) has a strong religious faith, and they have five teenage daughters, ranging from 13-year-old Cecilia (Hannah Hall) to 17-year-old Therese (Leslie Hayman). However, the Lisbon family’s sense of normalcy is shattered when Cecilia falls into a deep depression and attempts suicide… –amctv.com
Love or loathe movie. Kirsten Dunst was wonderful in this pale yet bright movie that seems a bullet inside your head: you feel pain, you feel lost, confused, sad, emotional and still can laugh about it all a little. The truth is you can either love it or hate it but the bullet stays in your head and so do the girls.
I don't know if that was the point, but I though this was a very blunt movie. Even the great tragedy left me kind of indifferent... It has an amazing soundtrack throughout, so good that it even gives some scenes the emotions that they're lacking. The hair and style of Josh Hartnett were a big fat joke, and very distracting! Kirsten Dunst and Kathleen Turner are the ones carrying this movie along.