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9th Apr '18 8:20:23 PM HamburgerTime
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* FiveFiveFive: The number on the card held by Cecilia during her attempted BathSuicide is "555-MARY."


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* HateSink: The majority of the adult cast bar [[HenpeckedHusband Mr. Lisbon,]] [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Dr. Hornicker and Father Moody]] fit this role to some degree, but [[MyBelovedSmother Mrs. Lisbon]] and [[{{Paparazzi}} pestilential yellow journalist Lydia Perl]] stand out in particular.


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* ShipTease: In the movie Tim gets some with Therese, Parkie with Bonnie, and Chase with both Mary and Lux at different times.


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* StacysMom: There's a brief scene in the film that implies that, while most of his peers go for her daughters, Paul Baldino has a crush on Mrs. Lisbon.
19th Jan '18 2:58:21 PM LancelotG
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* BrokenBird: Lux.
19th Jan '18 2:38:03 PM LancelotG
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* BloodSpatteredWeddingDress: [[AvertedTrope Averted]]: [[spoiler: Cecilia dies in her wedding dress, but the spike she jumps on apparently slices her through so cleanly that no blood is visible, and none is shown in the film]].

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* BloodSpatteredWeddingDress: BloodSplatteredWeddingDress: [[AvertedTrope Averted]]: [[spoiler: Cecilia dies in her wedding dress, but the spike she jumps on apparently slices her through so cleanly that no blood is visible, and none is shown in the film]].
19th Jan '18 2:37:40 PM LancelotG
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* BloodSpatteredWeddingDress: [[AvertedTrope Averted]]: [[spoiler: Cecilia dies in her wedding dress, but the spike she jumps on apparently slices her through so cleanly that no blood is visible, and none is shown in the film]].
19th Jan '18 2:33:45 PM LancelotG
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* CynicismCatalyst: Averted, judging by the way the remaining Lisbon sisters are said to have ''winked'' when passing Cecilia's open casket.

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* CynicismCatalyst: Averted, judging by [[ZigZaggingTrope Zig-zagged]], along with every other cut-and-dried explanation for the way suicides; it's clear that the death of Cecilia takes a toll on the other four, but whether it [[DrivenToSuicide pushes them to follow suit]] is less clear. A fringe theory, embraced by reporter Ms. Perl, holds that the suicide pact between the sisters was in place all along, and the remaining Lisbon sisters are said to have ''winked'' when passing Cecilia's open casket.
19th Jan '18 2:24:47 PM LancelotG
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* CompressedAdaptation: In the book, there are quite a lot of neighborhood boys interested in the Lisbons, most of whom just get a name and a character trait or two. The film cuts it down to just Tim, Chase, Parkie, and David, plus Paul Baldino, the gangster's son, who unlike in the book isn't part of the circle of friends. The only other major omissions are [[spoiler: Lux's PregnancyScare and the fallout thereof]] and a short subplot about the mysterious death of one of the boys' ailing grandmother that may or may not have also been a suicide.

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* CompressedAdaptation: In the book, there are quite a lot of neighborhood boys interested in the Lisbons, most of whom just get a name and a character trait or two. The film cuts it down to just Tim, Chase, Parkie, and David, plus Paul Baldino, the gangster's son, who unlike in the book isn't part of the circle of friends. The only other major omissions are [[spoiler: Lux's PregnancyScare and the fallout thereof]] thereof]], [[spoiler:Mary's [[BungledSuicide survival]] of the mass suicide and subsequent death by overdose]], and a short subplot about the mysterious death of one of the boys' ailing grandmother that may or may not have also been a suicide.
19th Jan '18 2:21:29 PM LancelotG
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* DeathByAdaptation: In the book [[spoiler: Mary's initial attempt [[BungledSuicide fails]] and she lingers for a month after the rest of her sisters before finally overdosing on sleeping pills]]. The movie makes no mention of this plot point and goes straight to [[spoiler: the Lisbon parents leaving the neighborhood]], leaving us to assume that [[spoiler: she died with the others]].

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* DeathByAdaptation: In the book book, [[spoiler: Mary's initial attempt [[BungledSuicide fails]] and she lingers for a month after the rest of her sisters before finally overdosing on sleeping pills]]. The movie makes no mention of this plot point and goes straight to [[spoiler: the Lisbon parents leaving the neighborhood]], leaving us to assume that [[spoiler: she Mary died with the others]].
19th Jan '18 2:20:53 PM LancelotG
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* DeathByAdaptation: In the book [[spoiler: Mary's initial attempt [[BungledSuicide fails]] and she lingers for a month after the rest of her sisters before finally overdosing on sleeping pills]]. The movie makes no mention of this plot point and goes straight to [[spoiler: the Lisbon parents leaving the neighborhood]], leaving us to assume that [[spoiler: she died with the others]].
5th Jul '17 10:41:42 AM CarolC
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** Downplayed, Mrs. Lisbon is strict and Mr. Lisbon is inept, but the narrative does not spend much time holding them culpable and there are many moments where they do display love toward their daughters and have a difficult time recovering from their deaths.

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** Downplayed, Mrs. Lisbon is strict and Mr. Lisbon is inept, but the narrative does not spend much time holding them culpable and there are many moments where they do display love toward their daughters and have a difficult time recovering from their deaths.deaths sometimes to the extent of deep denial over what happened.


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* ParentsAsPeople: Prior to the lock-down, the Lisbon couple made some effort to give the girl's breathing space in the aftermath of Celia's first attempted suicide.
7th Feb '17 7:19:05 AM Mdumas43073
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''The Virgin Suicides'' is a novel by [[Literature/{{Middlesex}} Jeffrey Eugenides]] about the death of suburbia in the 1970s. The story is told from the point of view of a group of teenage boys who are fixated on the beautiful, sheltered, and enigmatic Lisbon girls: Bonnie, Mary, Lux, Therese and Cecilia. Armed with stolen diaries, photos, an intimate knowledge of the girls' incoming mail, and a telescope, the boys seek to solve the mystery of the girls' existence. The entire book is about the boys trying to find out the motives of the girls and the reason why they come to such an untimely end.

The novel was adapted into a film by Creator/SofiaCoppola as her feature-length debut, and the first time she worked with Creator/KirstenDunst.

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''The Virgin Suicides'' is a 1993 novel by [[Literature/{{Middlesex}} Jeffrey Eugenides]] about the death of suburbia in the 1970s. 1970s.

The story is told from the point of view of a group of teenage boys who are fixated on the beautiful, sheltered, and enigmatic Lisbon girls: Bonnie, Mary, Lux, Therese and Cecilia. Armed with stolen diaries, photos, an intimate knowledge of the girls' incoming mail, and a telescope, the boys seek to solve the mystery of the girls' existence. The entire book is about the boys trying to find out the motives of the girls and the reason why they come to such an untimely end.

The novel was adapted into a 1999 film by Creator/SofiaCoppola as her feature-length debut, and the first time she worked with Creator/KirstenDunst.
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