Posted on January 22, by cinebrary The Virgin Suicides — which is better:
A lot or a little? Positive Messages Neighbors of the family whose daughters are committing suicide seem to see the suicides as something to gossip about. Local news media seem to view teen suicide as a topic to sensationalize.
Adults come across as either excessively severe, clueless, dogmatic, or smug in their interactions with their children and the world around them. Violence Suicide and attempted suicide graphically shown. This girl later kills herself by jumping out of her bedroom window and getting impaled on one of the spikes of the front yard wrought-iron fence.
A girl found dead by hanging, shown from the legs down. Talk of how the other sisters killed themselves -- one stuck her head in the oven, another overdosed on sleeping pills, and another is found in a running car dead from carbon monoxide poisoning. A girl was left passed out in the middle of a football field after having sex with her prom date; he left her there.
This same girl was left passed out in the middle of a football field after having sex with her prom date; he left her there. In a montage, a series of teen boys brag of the sex and foreplay they claim to have had after they each went out with the same girl.
In a montage, a series of teen boys brag to other teen boys about the sex or foreplay they claim to have had with the same girl. Teens drink alcohol at the prom -- one of the girls is peer-pressured by her sister into drinking. Teens shown getting drunk at a formal party; the adults seem aware but unconcerned.
Teen shown vomiting from drinking. One of the teen boys is shown later in life to be attending rehab. Later, this same girl is found dead from jumping out of her bedroom window and getting impaled on a spike of the front yard wrought-iron fence.
Later suicides are briefly shown or discussed in voice-overs. Adults come across as either clueless or smug in their responses to teen suicide. The local news media comes off as viewing teen suicide as a topic to sensationalize.
Teens smoke marijuana, drink to excess, smoke cigarettes. A girl is shown waking up alone in the middle of the football field after having sex with her prom date, who left her there passed out. This girl is later shown having sex on the roof of her house.
A mentally challenged teen boy is an object of ridicule by other teens at a basement party. In a brief montage, a series of teen boys brag to other teen boys about the sex or foreplay they claim to have had with the same girl during their dates.
Teens and adults are shown getting drunk together at a formal party; adults are unconcerned even as some of the teens start to get out of hand by falling into the pool, throwing up, etc.
Get full reviews, ratings, and advice delivered weekly to your inbox.May 05, · Book vs. Movie There were a few significant differences between the book and the movie, but as far as screen adaptations go, Sofia Coppola did a really good job of staying true to the original ideas that Eugenides had, and kept the overall surreal, haunting quality very present.
Mar 03, · Parents need to know that The Virgin Suicides is a drama in which a group of sisters whose suicides in the mids remain a source of mystery 25 years later.
An attempted suicide is shown as a year-old girl in a bathtub is rescued after slitting her wrists; there's some blood, and she wears gauze wrapped around her wrists in the 3/5. Note: A theatrical engagement is defined as the movie playing in a single theater for one week.
So, for example, a film that plays in 3, theaters in its first week and 2, theaters in its second week will have had 5, theatrical engagements. Sophia Coppola’s adaptation () is pretty faithful to the book, but not necessarily to the version in my brain.
But I think a lot of that comes from the basic differences between books and movies. For instance, in the book, you don’t really get a sense of the girls as individuals until the narrator does which is well into the book.
May 22, · Also Mr. Lisbon was one I really despised in the book. However, my interpretation of him changed in the movie. In the book Mr. Lisbon seemed as equally if not more responsible for the girls' suicides. He seemed rude and strict in the book but his character in the movie was different.
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