Violet & Daisy
is a cool movie. It’s strange and ambitious and affecting and extremely well-acted throughout a thoroughly esoteric script. Part coming-of-age drama, part grind-house thriller, part ridiculous postmodern fantasy, it can be easy to miss the subtle aspects of the film, given that the more obvious ones are so intentionally garish and absurd. For this reason, the movie is definitely what you would call “not for everyone,” but who would expect anything different from the screenwriter of Precious
The story concerns two teenage assassins, the titular Violet (Alexis Bledel) and Daisy (Saoirse Ronan), who divide their time between ruthless...