Violet (Alexis Bledel) and Daisy (Saoirse Ronan) are a pair of gum-cracking teenage assassins who casually snuff out crime figures in New York City, distracted only by the fact that a concert by their favorite pop idol Barbie Sunday has suddenly been canceled. Determined to raise cash for some Barbie Sunday dresses, the duo takes on a new hit job targeting a mysterious loner (James Gandolfini) who leads them into an unexpected odyssey of self-examination and catapults the junior enforcers into a world beyond Barbie Sunday and bullets for pay. From Academy Award-winning screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher (PRECIOUS) comes a mesmerizing hybrid of New York City crime fable and existential coming-of-age drama. In VIOLET & DAISY, teenage kicks match wits with adult-world turmoil, placing three wounded souls into a line of fire none expected.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
We don't feel the weight and menace of death, nor the volatile emotions of youth, and have nothing to respond to beyond the spectacle of girls with guns.A.O. Scott, New York Times, 06.06.2013
Geoffrey Fletcher's directorial debut manages to be precious in a whole different way, sadly far-removed from the approach he took adapting the novel Push by Sapphire.Peter Debruge, Variety, 09.16.2011
Ronan is good at shifting between killer and kid. But it's impossible not to wish she would once again have a role that matches her talent.Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times, 06.06.2013
Violet and Daisy's cutesy chatter, and violence set to great old songs, are the movie's reasons for being. Which ultimately isn't enough ammo.Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News, 06.06.2013