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

and his Messerschmitt coming down.

And boys, I swear. what...

two or three years older than you...

would be in this.

the P-51-B Mustang.

"B" for what?

For "bull's-eye".

- You've heard of Yale?

- Oh, yeah.

- This punch is fantastic.

- Can I give you more?

Oh, sure.

What's in it?

Juices, some cherry.


You know, I...

I love pineapple.


This baby would come in, and this won

the war for the United Kingdom.

You see?

- Excuse me.

- Sure.

And this kind of...

this kind of equipment...

that-that makes, uh,

a model work.

Here's Joe.

- Hi, Joe!

- Hi.

- If he needs anything, call me.

- I'm sure he'll be fine.


- Hi.

- Joe!

Good to see you.

How are you?

- Hey, Joe. How's it going?

- Glad you came tonight.

- You're just in time.

- Yeah, thanks.

Good. Hi.

Hey, everyone, look! His ears wiggle

if you scratch his chin.

- Joe.

sing your song.

# All the monkeys have no tails

in Sambo Wango #

# All the monkeys have no tails

'cause were bitten off by whales #

# All the monkeys have no tails

in Sambo Wango ##

- Whoo! Go, Joe!

- Good job, Joe. Good song.

Good job, Joe.

- Hey, where'd you learn that song?

- That was good.

May I be excused?

If you want to, dear,

but this is your party.

All right, if you wanna go upstairs,

go ahead, but we'll just...

we'll just have to have fun

without you.

Look, he always chooses heads.

Joe, what's it gonna be?


Joe, will you try tails?

Heads, it is.

Let's try again, eh?

- Heads.

- Tails.

Heads. One more time.

In the air, Joe.


Heads it is anyway.

One more time here.

- Okay, call it in the air, Joe.

- Heads.

Heads. Enough of that.

- How you doing?

- Good.

- Picked it out really well.

- It's my favorite song.

You know. you're...

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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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