The Virgin Suicides (1999)

As gentle music plays across the opening moments (of the Virgin Suicides), a sunny day captures families playing outside within a sleepy suburb. This picture-perfect glimpse at the neighbourhood is contrasted with an indoor scene, as Cecilia Lisbon (Hanna R. Hall) – the youngest of five sisters – attempts suicide. Dr Horniker (Danny De Vito) tells Cecilia that she is not old enough to know the difficulties of life, to which she responds that he has obviously never been a thirteen-year-old girl.

My review of The Virgin Suicides is available to read at The Geek Show.