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Violet & Daisy 2011

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3.7 out of 5 stars (27) IMDb 6.1/10
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When you're a teenager, every new drama feels like a life-or-death situation, but for the anti-heroines of this film, that feeling is not hyperbolic. Violet and Daisy are teenaged assassins. They speak of their work in blunt, grotesque terms, and seem unaffected by it. The pair accepts what they assume will be a tidy job, but their assignment becomes far more complicated when their target, Michael, turns out to be someone other than the man they expected.

Starring:
John Ventimiglia, Cassidy Hinkle
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DVD

Product Details

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  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 36 minutes
Starring John Ventimiglia, Cassidy Hinkle, Saoirse Ronan, Danny Trejo, Alexis Bledel, Cody Horn, Tatiana Maslany, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Stu Riley, James Gandolfini
Director Geoffrey Fletcher
Genres Drama
Studio HOUSE FILMS
Rental release 14 April 2014
Main languages English

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Love this movie so much, a fantastic little film that's so charming and fun mainly due to Saoirse Ronan who is such a beautiful and amazing actress, she can turn any story into such a great film, the story is fun and fresh about a couple of late teen girl assassins who's last job doesn't quite go to plan, its darkly funny, violent, great dialogue between the two main leads Ronan and Alexis Bledel who is also brilliant, quite the pair in this film, there is a two minute cameo from Danny Trejo and James Gandolfini is good too and has a large role, this truly is an amazing film and should be seen, its not a major action film its slow pace a lot of the time but like I said its carried really well with a good paced story amazing cast and great dialogue, fans of Ronan will not be disappointed as she is on top form as always, such a convincing actress who always gives a magical performance!

The import bluray is region free, shame there is not many features though except poster art and a trailer.
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To me this film takes inspiration from Tarantino movies. That said the cast are all favourites of mine and between them create a very nice balance between violence and drama. The script does not seem to be a stretch for any of them so what could be called a predictable script is well executed.
The ability of Alexis Bledel to switch from wounded child back to Psycho killer was a highlight for me. I would recommend a watch, there is enough good acting going on in this quirky film to hold your attention.
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Wonderful film but bittersweet knowing that it was the 2nd to last film good old James Gandolfini made.

Saoirse Ronan is also brilliant in this film.

Highly recommended for anyone who loves movies.

RIP JG.
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Format: Blu-ray
Imagine if you will a universe where Katy Perry and Taylor Swift are paid hitmen working for Danny Trejo in another cameo role. Violet (Alexis Bledel) and Daisy (Saoirse Ronan) are downright enjoyable in this quirky dark comedy. This is a genius indie designed to give you a Merrillee Rush. Violet and Daisy come across an easy hit (James Gandolfini) which causes them to examine their lives...one where they met as doll surgeons and life is about a Barbara Sunday designer dress.

Some lines from the film:

About the number one killer: "He once killed 3 ninjas with a fingernail file."
Violet theology: "Heaven is a place...where everything is free or at least wholesale."
And "Everything is a test when you are a career woman."

Excellent musical score using classical rock tunes to give them new meaning.

Parental Guide: F-bomb. No sex or nudity.

Written by Geoffrey Fletcher, the first African-American to win an Oscar for best adapted screenplay - "Precious."
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saw the trailor and thought looked awesome but was a little disappointed,
not what it seems a lot slower still worth a watch just don't expect too much violence or guns etc and expect more off a chick flick
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‘Violet and Daisy’ tells the story of a pair of teenage assassins who get more than they bargained for on their latest job, namely someone who actually WANTS to be assassinated.

Now, the first question you may ask if you hear that is WHY does the ‘mark’ want to be ‘offed’ by a pair of gin-totting adolescents. And it’s a good question. However, despite the two girls staying with their man for most of the film, they don’t seem to get round to asking him. Then, when you do finally find out (about three quarters of the way through the film) there isn’t really anywhere else left to go.

It starts off well enough. I found the opening kind of similar to Guy Ritchie’s ‘Snatch’ as the two girls disguise themselves and chat happily on their way to their first ‘job’ of the day. However, despite all the nice talk, the dialogue isn’t ever quite as snappy as a Guy Ritchie or Tarrantino film.

All the performances are good and James Gandolfini deserves a special mention, as he does his character with a lot of pathos, helped no small part by the fact that, in the film, he wants to die and, not long after, he sadly got his wish in real life.

Whereas the film could have explained, or possibly delved into how using teenagers (who are still just about young enough to be considered – sort of – innocent), it never really touches on the subject, choosing to string the story out as to why James Gandolfini wants to die for as long as possible.

It’s not a bad film, but it could have either done with being cut down by about half to make it tighter, or taken in a more focused direction.

In the end it ends up as a sort of half-hearted homage to a Guy Ritchie/Tarrantino film that never really lives up to its potential.
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Great move to pass an idle hour and a half.
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Really like both these actresses, not a bad film but nothing spectacular.
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