On the first Saturday of every month, we bring you film adaptations of popular books.
Our pick for March is The Virgin Suicides. This 1999 film by Sofia Coppola is an adaptation of the novel by Jefferey Eugenides.
The film stars Kristen Dunst, Josh Hartnett, Kathleen Turner and James Wood.
On the surface the Lisbon family appear to be a healthy, successful 1970s family living in a middle-class Michigan suburb. Mr. Libson is a math teacher, his wife is a rigid religious mother of five attractive teenage daughters. However, when 13-year-old Cecilia commits suicide, the family spirals downward into a creepy state of isolation and the remaining girls are quarantined from social interaction (particularly from the opposite sex) by their zealously protective mother. But the strategy backfires, their seclusion makes the girls even more intriguing to the obsessed boys who will go to absurd lengths for a taste of the forbidden fruit. (From Rotten Tomatoes)
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