Violet & Daisy

 (271)1 h 27 min2013X-RayR
Two teenage assassins accept what they think will be a quick-and-easy job, until an unexpected target throws them off their plan. Starring Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird / Brooklyn), Alexis Bledel (Gilmore Girls / The Handmaid's Tale), and James Gandolfini (Sopranos)
Directors
Geoffrey Fletcher
Starring
Saoirse RonanAlexis BledelJames Gandolfini
Genres
SuspenseAdventureAction
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Supporting actors
Danny Trejo
Producers
James W. Skotchdopole
Studio
Cinedigm
Rating
R (Restricted)
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Foul languageviolence
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3.9 out of 5 stars

271 global ratings

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observerReviewed in the United States on March 23, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
The best indie ever made
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When was the last time you saw a movie about a couple of adorable girls who also just happen to be quite professional and competent contract killers? As an added bonus, Danny Trejo appears as their boss, who gets a wet willie from Violet, which he likes a little too much for her liking, and then plays pat-a-cake with Daisy as they discuss their latest job, a man who inexplicably WANTS to be murdered, and whom Daisy also plays pat-a-cake with while the duo figure out exactly what to do with him. The girls are more than a little perplexed by his behavior, and decide they don't really want to finish the job until they find out WHY he wants to die.

This movie is like a breath of fresh air, although it might be more than a little disturbing, if you think about it, how two such very young women can be so casual and unfazed by the many pitfalls and consequences of their chosen profession. We get some glimpses of their obvious callousness early on, and it becomes even more apparent during the "internal bleeding dance" scene and when Violet takes her shower (no nudity, sorry).

If you're tired of seeing the same crap rolled up in different wrappers, give this one a try. Unlike most indies, it doesn't suffer from pretentiousness or an obtrusive soundtrack of obscure music. This is quite simply a rare gem of a film that unfortunately most people have probably never heard of before. Do yourself a favor and watch it, then do your friends a favor and tell them about it.
28 people found this helpful
Kira S.Reviewed in the United States on April 11, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
You'll love it or hate it
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This is the second time I've seen this movie. The first time, I hadn't yet watched Gilmore Girls, so I didn't know who Alexis Bledel was. This time I watched it specifically to see her. I've also seen a number of movies with Saoirse Ronin since I saw this the first time and enjoyed her performance here as well. Plus in the meantime I have also watched Orphan Black, so it was a nice surprise to very briefly see a young Tatiana Maslany.

As far as the story and meaning of the film, your guess is as good as mine. In the trivia it said that the director was influenced by Quentin Tarantino, something that is quite obvious considering the violence, blood, and teenage characters who apparently have no morality or conscience whatsoever. Pulp Fiction and Thelma & Louise are also listed as influences. Several people have called the Violet character "psychotic." She may be a psychopath, but that is not the same as psychotic. As far as Daisy goes, if she was shooting blanks or not shooting at all, my question is, why did she get into this line of work in the first place? But the film does not lend itself to such questions. They are who they are and they do what they do. I'm not a big fan of James Gandolfini but his character is very sympathetic.

All I can say is, despite the violence, which was so over-the-top it was almost meaningless, I enjoyed the film both times I watched it. I think people will either love it or hate it. If you need a story that makes sense, has a beginning, middle, and end (hopefully happily ever after), then this is not the film for you. If you like something a little experimental, a little surreal, and a lot symbolic, give it a try.
5 people found this helpful
Jared M.Reviewed in the United States on September 21, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Completely pointless movie with completely unbelievable characters, no plot, and no point.
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I was actually shocked at how a film starring so many actors that I like in so many other roles--could stink so horribly. You can't really blame the cast--they've proven their acting chops in other roles. So the blame for this disaster falls squarely on the writer(s), the producer(s), and the director--for a whole litany of failures. It's so bad it's not even worth reviewing. I'm out.
7 people found this helpful
Avid readerReviewed in the United States on February 26, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
An unexpected comedy
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In the opening scene, one learns to not trust nuns carrying pizza. Daisy and Violet are hired to kill targets. And those nuns will help you meet your maker. Daisy is more naive, while Violet is more the pro. On the second job, they enter the apartment, and their kill target is not there. They fell asleep waiting and the guy comes in. It is James Gandolfini, and he really makes the movie for me. He has no problem with them coming to kill him, and while they were asleep, he bakes them cookies. I probably would have had difficulty giving three stars except for his role. There is both comedy and sweetness in this movie. After Violet kills a rival hit team set after their target, they do the “Internal Bleeding Dance”. There is a certain wackiness without it being slapstick.
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J. D. BlancoReviewed in the United States on April 11, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Would have given it 5 stars, but...
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Absolutely loved this film. I would have given it 5 stars, however, I'm deducting a star for the ending. Alexis and Saoirse are FABULOUS! This movie has such anime influence, it reminded me of a mesh between Noir and Kite (the censored version). The movie will be enjoyed most by anime fans, that's not to say if you're not an anime fan you won't enjoy it, but if you're familiar with how some anime series are structured, you will understand a lot more. This is not a typical action film, so don't expect excitement and non-stop action. This movie is very much about dialogue, and beautifully composed cinematography. I also LOVED the soundtrack to this film. It is 5 stars, but I'm being petty and deducting that one star for the above mentioned reason.
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ChrisSherrillReviewed in the United States on July 30, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
What the heck
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I wanted to like this movie, but every time I tried to get hold, it slithered away. It starts with silly frivolity and follows that path for awhile, but then it seems to want to actually tell a story. But they can't escape the underlying silliness which keeps coming back and soiling the attempt at a story. I did watch the entire movie, which I don't recommend you do because the denouement is complete garbage, from every perspective I can think of.
5 people found this helpful
Cheong YeiReviewed in the United States on April 2, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
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For me, it was a lovely gem. An absolutely unbelievable tale which makes the killers seem dumb but sweet. Cuteness counts. The premise has no credibility, yet it is cast so well and the cinematography is beautiful. So many fun and cute touches, little crumbs of oatmeal cookie sprinkled in scene after scene. Even though I saw them kill, I could not be on their jury and convict them. Too cute for anyone's safety.
8 people found this helpful
PensfanReviewed in the United States on September 8, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Interesting
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I dug this film. I was expecting something different and was pleasantly surprised. I like Alexis from Gilmore Girls and she's beautiful as ever and talented. The other actress I may have seen before. But both of their performances were really good. And having one of the greatest (god bless his soul) from Sopranos made it really interesting. I recommend it. It's not your everyday redundant plot that we are all tired of. It's truly something original.
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