the virgin suicides To watch it is to succumb to a hazy linguistic daydream. Its main characters - the sisters who take their own lives for reasons that remain mysterious are sacramental , sacrificial figures, more like creatures of fantasy or legend than American teenagers. All of this has required Coppola to create a feature film essentially without characters or a story to hold the viewerâ€™s interest through moods, associations, resonant images.
The Virgin Suicides What is missing is a sense of reality. The movie shares with the novel an arty detachment from its mortal subject, and finally it trails off into weightlessness. For a study in memory, itâ€™s curiously unmemorable. The Lisbon sisters and the boys who love them fade into indistinctness