Freelance film writer, French but writing in English.
Pretty predictable and comfortable with being obvious. I found the beginning to be the least convincing part, which is unusual, but it just seemed really unlikely that this extremely self-loathing and anxious woman would stick around in that hotel room rather than run out straight away. Some genuinely lovely moments later on when the narrative starts taking a life of its own rather than feeling so contrived. This man is very hot!
Also, this film made me think about how…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
What is now most iconic about Sofia Coppola’s THE VIRGIN SUICIDES is the predominant colour in the Lisbon girls’ bedrooms: the pale pink on their walls, lipsticks and knickers has even gotten its own name, ‘millennial pink,’ possibly revealing the aesthetic impact this film has had on a whole generation of filmgoers. But what gets forgotten in this superficial praise –countless fashion shoots have taken cues from the close-up on Kirsten Dunst lying on a grassy football field in her…