I finally got around to renting this disc-I wanted to see what the buzz was all about, and to find out if Sofia Coppola was a better director than an actor (which really wouldn't be tough..). Anyhow, I really can't see why this movie was so well regarded. It was well performed, and some of the individual scenes were well done, but the movie just didn't have any flow to it. I think that the main things that were wrong with it were the narrative and the characters. The movie started with the 4 guys basically narrating the movie as a flashback, but this technique is dropped halfway through the movie with the whole Trip & Lux sequence, and then resurrected after. Additionally, having the elder Trip relating some of the story just didn't work. The other problem, the characters, is mainly in their lack of development. Of the five girls, the only ones who really had a character were Cecilia (the first suicide) and Lux (Kirsten Dunst)-the others were pretty generic, and really could have done with some more personality. Next, the guys who are supposed to be telling this story are just sort of there as well. There's almost no context for their obsession, and it made it tough to buy the girls' acceptance of them at the end. I think that some of the middle section of the movie would have been better used to tell more of their story. Overall, the movie wasn't a complete waste, and I think that with a better script could have been incredible. Anyone else have any thoughts on the film?