20 • film student
“obviously doctor, you’ve never been a thirteen year old girl.”
no one understands what it’s like to be a teenage girl. boys romanticize it. they think it’s all unicorns and sunshine. adults trivialize it. they forget how heavy every emotion weighs on adolescents. no one understands it.
what’s really there is a drowning desire to understand the world and your place in it, but constant repression every time you get close to figuring things out. that’s what being a teenage…
wow! this is such a perfect way to tell priscilla’s story! so emotional and captured it all so perfectly. i wouldn’t have wanted anyone other than sofia to tell this story. and i’m just in awe of cailee spaeny being able to put on a performance this good!
i’ve said this a million times, but sofia coppola truly does know how to showcase the female experience with perfect subtlety. we see priscilla lying in bed, daydreaming. we see her wandering…
“collecting everything we could of theirs, the lisbon girls wouldn’t leave our minds but they were slipping away. the color of their eyes was fading along with the exact locations of moles and dimples. from five they had become four, and they were all - the living and the dead - becoming shadows.”
from the outside looking in, a group of boys become infatuated with the lisbon sisters. they fall in love with their ideas of the girls, romanticizing every…