The Virgin Suicides

Synopsis: A man about forty years of age tells the story from when he was a teenager in upscale suburban Detroit of his and three of his friends' fascination with the mysterious and doomed Lisbon sisters. In 1974, the sisters were seventeen year old Therese, sixteen year old Mary, fifteen year old Bonnie, fourteen year old Lux, and thirteen year old Cecilia. Their fascination still remains as they try to piece together the entire story. The sisters were mysteries if only because of having a strict and overprotective upbringing by their father, who taught math at the girls' private co-ed school, and overly devout Catholic mother, who largely dictated the household rules. The story focuses primarily on two incidents and the resulting situations on the girls' lives. The first was an action by Cecilia to deal with her emotions over her life. And the second was the relationship between Lux - the sister who pushed the boundaries of the household rules most overtly in doing what most teenagers want to
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Sofia Coppola
Production: Paramount Pictures
  3 wins & 13 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
97 min

- You okay, Peter?

The Brazilian turbot frog was added

to the endangered species list today.

- That's the third animal this year.

- Oh, dear!

The turbot frog. darling...

I don't think I've ever heard...

Um, excuse me.

May I use the restroom?

Oh, of course. The one down here

isn't working very well.

- Go upstairs through Cecilia's room.

- Okay, thanks.

- Hold-Hold on.

I thought you died

in there.

You done hogging the bathroom?

I need something.

Do you mind?

- Thank you very much.

- You forgetting something?

Peter, here's the little airfoil

I thought you might find amusing.

Thank you.

It's, uh...

a demonstration

of Bernoulli's principle: lift...

From that time on,

the Lisbon house began to change.

- Almost every day,

and even when she wasn't

keeping an eye on Cecilia,

Lux would suntan on her towel

wearing a swimsuit,

that caused the knife sharpener to give

her a 15-minute demonstration for free.

Following the doctor's orders,

two weeks after Cecilia returned home,

Mr. Lisbon persuaded his wife to allow

the girls the first and only party...

of their short lives.

There. Is that okay?

I gotta get dressed.

- Welcome!

- Good evening, Mrs. Lisbon.

Come on in!

The party's in the basement.

Just go on around to the left

and then down the stairs.

- Hi, I'm Mona Venture. Hi.

- Hi. Tim.

- Nice to meet you.

- Hi.

- Hi.

- Would you like some punch?

- Yeah!

- Thanks.

- Hi.


- Hi.

- Thank you.

- Hey.

- Hi.

- Do you wanna sit down?

- Yeah.

Um. how'd your

S.A.T.s go?


Do you know where

you're applying yet?

Well, no, but my parents

are pushing towards Yale,

'cause that's

where my dad went.

That's nice.

You'd have to imagine what it'd be like

when the clouds would open up...

and out of the sun would come the Hun

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Jeffrey Eugenides

Jeffrey Kent Eugenides (born March 8, 1960) is an American novelist and short story writer. He has written numerous short stories and essays, as well as three novels: The Virgin Suicides (1993), Middlesex (2002), and The Marriage Plot (2011). The Virgin Suicides served as the basis of a feature film, while Middlesex received the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in addition to being a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the International Dublin Literary Award, and France's Prix Médicis. more…

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