Violet & Daisy

Plot

Two teenage assassins accept what they think will be a quick-and-easy job, until an unexpected target throws them off their plan.

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 7.6/10 (144 voted)

Director:
Geoffrey Fletcher

Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Danny Trejo, Alexis Bledel

Storyline
Two teenage assassins accept what they think will be a quick-and-easy job, until an unexpected target throws them off their plan.

Cast:

Saoirse Ronan

Daisy


Danny Trejo

Russ


Alexis Bledel

Violet


James Gandolfini

Michael


Tatiana Maslany

April


Cody Horn

Barbie Sunday


Marianne Jean-Baptiste

Iris


John Ventimiglia

Man #1


Stu 'Large' Riley

Man #2


Cassidy Hinkle

June


Naeem Uzimann

Pedestrian


Emerald-Angel Young

May


Leif Riddell

Shooter #2


Morgan Demeola

Anna


Neville Archambault

Man#3

Release Date: 3 Jan 2011

Filming Locations: Bronx, New York City, New York, USA



Did You Know?

Trivia:

Bruce Willis was considered for the role of Michael.



User Review

An accidental masterpiece!!!

Rating:


I had the chance to check out Geoffrey Fletcher's directorial debut on
its premiere at the Toronto Film Festival and I was blown away.
Geoffrey Fletcher is known as the Academy winning screenwriter of the
film Precious, and his debut as a director took me by surprise because
it did not at all offset any element from his writing work on Precious.
He goes from social consciousness, inner-city story, black American
social issues, etc.. and does a complete 180 degrees to create a world
where two (white) teenage girls go on killing sprees for a living. but
then again, Precious was adapted from a book, so he can kind of get
away with this. Nevertheless, this really took me by surprise!

Alexis Bledel and Saoirse Ronan play the title characters, who seem
like they spun out of a Tarantino movie. Violet and Daisy are hit girls
in New York, casually amoral about assignments with their only real
concern being what dresses to buy with the pay. The movie unfolds in 10
chapters with the first being the most Tarantino-esque, which actually
establishes the wrong tone for what is to come. Saoirse Ronan will
definitely be mentioned come award time! I must admit that the film was
entertaining and filled with great comedic timing and actions scenes
that came straight out of a Tarantino flick. In fact, If I didn't know
who had directed this film, my first guess would be Quentin Tarantino.
Violet and Daisy are given a new assignment — an easy one for an
increase in pay,they are assured — takes the film into much trickier
terrain. The target, played as a wry and rumpled sad sack by James
Gandolfini (Tony Soprano) actually welcomes the girls' visit to his
dumpy apartment. This bothers them: Shooting a willing victim seems
unprofessional. The movie now devolves into a three-hander, with any
number of incidents and other "guests" causing interruptions but the
movie essentially becomes a play and delves into a poetic set of scenes
filled with symbolic imagery to reveal each character's motives in
life. The key confrontation in this life-or-death situation between
killers and a eager victim forces self-examination on the parts of all
three.

I applaud Fletcher's first effort, but can't really define him until I
see more from him, which should be interesting to see what's next.