Not a perfect movie, but a fine attempt at directing by Sophia Coppola. A pretty interesting story about 5 sisters that kill themselves, but we're not exactly sure why. Its still interesting to watch, but it could have used some more insight into who the characters were, any of them.The Virgin Suicides is a story about the five Libson sisters who all eventually kill themselves. The parents are a very strict catholic couple played by james woods and kathleen turner. The movie begins with the youngest (13 year old) sister, Cecilia, found in a bathtub with her wrists cut. However she's rushed to the hospital before she dies and then goes into therapy where we learn that its hard to be a 13 year old girl. We don't learn WHY is hard to be a 13 year old girl, just that it is. Roughly half the population already knows what its like to be a 13 year old girl, and the other half never will, but still they could have gone into her mental state a little deeper. But its too late because now she's jumped out of her window onto a fence, leaving the other four sisters to cope (seemingly pretty easily) with their sisters' death.
So the plot progresses and we learn that Lux Libson (Kirtsen Dunst) is the slutty sister and she falls for Trip Fontain (Josh Harnett) after a rather amusing montage of his exploits being the school heartthrob. I'll stop there so as not to ruin too much of the story for you. Due to the title of the movie, you can probably guess that all 5 sisters kill themselves. The movie really would have benefitted by a little more insight into what the girls were thinking in the last hour of the movie. All the insight went into the four boys that were essentially stalking the girls, collecting anything they could from the girls' lives, watching them through a telescope.
It was interesting watching them try to learn what they could about the girls and try to decipher their thoughts, but if there was any real message to the audience to take away from what the boys learned, it seems like "girls are complex, and boys will never fully understand them" Well shit, i could have told you that when i was seven.So its not a perfect movie, but is it "worth seeing?" yeah, its pretty interesting and its not so long that you'll find yourself wondering when it will end. Its a well-made movie about people, see one before you get devoured by the summer blockbusters.