The Virgin Suicides

The Virgin Suicides

James Woods
Director: Sofia Coppola Cast: James Woods
James Woods
, Kathleen Turner
Kathleen Turner
, Kirsten Dunst
Kirsten Dunst
Sofia Coppola

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Overview

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. The family is shaken and Mother and Father seek the advice of psychiatrist Dr. Hornicker (Danny DeVito), who suggests the girls should be allowed to socialize more with boys. However, boys soon become a serious problem for Cecilia's sister Lux (Kirsten Dunst). Lux has attracted the eye of a high-school Romeo named Trip (Josh Hartnett), who assures Father of his good intentions. But Cecilia finally makes good on her decision to kill herself, throwing the Lisbons into a panic; and after attending a school dance, Trip seduces and then abandons Lux. The Lisbons pull their daughters out of school, as an emotionally frayed Mother keeps close watch over them. Meanwhile, Lux continues to attract the attentions of the local boys, and she responds with a series of clandestine sexual episodes with random partners as often as she can sneak out of the house. The debut feature from Sofia Coppola (whose father, Francis Ford Coppola, co-produced this film), The Virgin Suicides also features supporting performances from Scott Glenn and Giovanni Ribisi. The film was shown as part of the Directors Fortnight series as the 1999 Cannes Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/24/2018
UPC: 0715515214117
Original Release: 1999
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen, Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:37:00
Sales rank: 8,904

Special Features

New interviews with Coppola, Lachman, actors Kirsten Dunst and Josh Hartnett, author Jeffrey Eugenides, and writer Tavi Gevinson; Making of "The Virgin Suicides," a 1998 documentary directed by Eleanor Coppola and featuring Sofia Coppola; Eleanor and Francis Ford Coppola; actors Dunst, Hartnett, Scott Glenn, Kathleen Turner, and James Woods; Eugenides; and more; Lick the Star, a 1998 short film by Coppola; Music video for Air's soundtrack song "Playground Love," directed by Coppola and her brother Roman Coppola; Trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Woods Mr. Lisbon
Kathleen Turner Mrs. Lisbon
Kirsten Dunst Lux
Josh Hartnett Trip Fontaine
Hannah Hall Cecilia
Chelse Swain Bonnie
A.J. Cook Mary
Leslie Hayman Therese
Danny DeVito Dr. Hornicker
Scott Glenn Father Moody
Jonathan Tucker Tim
Anthony DeSimone Chase
Giovanni Ribisi Narrator
Hayden Christensen Jake
Robert Schwartzman Actor

Technical Credits
Sofia Coppola Director,Screenwriter
Willi Baer Executive Producer
Richard Beggs Sound/Sound Designer
John Buchan Casting
Francis Ford Coppola Producer
Julie Costanzo Producer
Fred Fuchs Executive Producer
Dan Halsted Producer
Chris Hanley Producer
Melissa Kent Editor
Edward Lachman Cinematographer
James Lyon Editor
Fred Roos Co-producer
Yasna Stefanovic Production Designer
Nancy Steiner Costumes/Costume Designer
Jeffrey Eugenides Source Author

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Virgin Suicides (Criterion Collection)
1. "Michigan, 25 Years Ago" [4:00]
2. Paul Baldino And Peter Sisten [7:35]
3. Party At The Lisbons' [7:15]
4. Father Moody Pays A Visit [5:18]
5. Cecilia's Diary [2:59]
6. "A National Crisis" [8:06]
7. Trip Fontaine [6:54]
8. Animals In The Wild [3:55]
9. Honorable Intentions [9:05]
10. "Come Sail Away" [5:52]
11. After The Dance [5:19]
12. Maximum-Security Isolation [7:19]
13. "They Were Slipping Away" [6:04]
14. "Wait For The Signal" [4:39]
15. Pieces Of The Puzzle [3:05]
16. "We Never Found An Answer" [9:22]

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