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Violet & Daisy

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Quirky tale of cutesy hit girls is full of violence, curses.

Movie R 2013 88 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 1 parent review

age 15+

I liked it!

I enjoyed Violet & Daisy and mainly watched for Alexis Bledel, her character really stood out and her acting was top notch. It really lets you get to know each character which I liked. It's a very violent story of two friends Violet (Alexis Bledel) and Daisy (Saoirse Ronan) who are also partners in crime. They are teenage assassins and while lusting over a dress in the Barbie Sunday fashion line but not having enough money to purchase the clothing, the two decide to take another job what they think will be an easy task. One day on the job, and dressed up as painters, the two emerge into an empty room and wait for their target to arrive but fall asleep on his couch. They awake to a troubled yet kind-hearted man sitting on a chair who actually wants to die, but he's nice and the two girls accept his offer of delicious home-baked cookies. Spending the day with him and unable to complete their duty, the more they get to know him the harder it is to get rid of him (Daisy being the main one to connect with him most). The two hit girls must figure out together how it will all end. The language is strong with plenty of f-words, sh*t, hell, d@mn and more. Violence is very strong and gory with lots of blood shown, the two girls hop and dance on the dead bodies that squirt blood from their mouths and noses, bodies are thrown into a tub where a girl stands on top of them and takes a shower, lots of gun shootings and injuries seen, a girl fight, knife threatening. Sexual content is very mild and starts off with a teen telling a joke about a veterinarian having sex with animals, a girl takes a shower (no nudity) later she's walking around in a towel. Apparently one girl smokes when she says she needs a cigarette. Overall, very violent but good assassination flick. Not suitable for kids under 16!!!

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Violet & Daisy feels like something out of the 1990s, when first-time filmmakers were either trying to imitate Quentin Tarantino or trying to be "quirky"; this movie does both. Geoffrey Fletcher, who won an Oscar for his first produced screenplay, Precious, wrote and makes his directorial debut with VIOLET & DAISY, and the two movies couldn't be more different. Though this one can't keep up its energy throughout, especially as it's set mostly in one room, it's charming enough -- and short enough -- that there are no hard feelings. The wonderful cast, including cult actor Danny Trejo in one scene, and a terrific Marianne Jean-Baptiste as a veteran hit woman, helps a great deal. They seem up for anything, including the weird girly games that go on throughout, such as spontaneous games of pat-a-cake. They all have an interesting openness throughout that carries them through the movie's dry spots. Fletcher seems to genuinely like them, and we do, too.

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