Movie Review: Violet & Daisy (2011)

Title: Violet & Daisy
Release Date: September 15, 2011
Director: Geoffrey S. Fletcher
Production Company: Magic Violet | GreeneStreet Films

Daisy (Saoirse Ronan) and Violet (Alexis Bledel) are young women with an air of innocent naivete who like puppies, lollipops, and the new dress line from they’re favorite pop star.  They are also killers-for-hire who casually shoot down their targets and jump on their bleeding corpses for fun.  Much of the movie suffers from the style over substance emphasis on being quirky and grotesque, as if Wes Anderson took the reins of a mafia movie.  The movie improves some when they are sent to take out The Guy (James Gandolfini), who turns out to be nice – bakes them cookies, talks to them about his daughter, and listens to their concerns.  There is a lot of acting talent that carries this movie, but it can only go so far as the script and the premise is beneath them.

Rating: **

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