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So guess what happens when you get the sweet little teenage daughter from Gilmore Girls and pair her up with the girl from The Lovely Bones with those killer eyes? They turn into teen assassins, something that I don't think has ever been explored in a movie before. The whole idea behind this movie is that two girls you would expect to see in the mall buying frappuccinos are really killers for hire who take down some of the biggest and baddest guys around town. One of their targets is played by Tony Soprano, except now he's all sad and dying because he has cancer and he actually wants them to kill him when they show up at his house. It's silly but brilliant and reminded me of something you would see in a Tarantino movie. It might have been better if Quentin directed it himself because I think it lends itself to the whole over-the-top quality he's famous for. Still, it's pretty awesome and I would tell everyone (especially youngins in my age group) to watch it. The world belongs to the young lol.
On its face, Violet & Daisy is an absolutely absurd movie. It’s about two teenage assassins who look and talk like mall rats, but instead of swooning over Jake Jonas while trying on mini skirts at Wet Seal, they are assassins. Like big time assassins. The kind of killers-for-hire who wipe out some of the biggest and baddest professional criminal masterminds the NYPD would cut off its right arm to take down.
So Violet and Daisy want to go to a concert for some Lady Gaga-esque musical freak named Barbie Sunday. They first have to stop by the home of “Michael” (James Gandolfini) and, well, kill him. When they find him, it turns out he wants to die. He’s ridden with terminal cancer and wants just to be put out of his misery. The girls suddenly can’t pull the trigger with ease. What’s a teenage assassin to do?
The film is, if nothing else, novel, at least in terms of its set up. But then it conforms to so many standard movie clichés that you leave feeling it could have been so much more. You’d exect as much from director Geoffrey Fletcher, who wrote the hard-hitting Precious. He plays it much too safe this time, and ends up telling us nothing we didn’t already know.
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