Film review: Violet & Daisy

Violet & Daisy is a story about two young girls who spend their days donning costumes resembling pajamas, each tagged with a certain number, dreaming of buying a “Barbie Sunday” dress from the line of a fictional celebrity, and visiting violent members of society whom they kill, all the while chewing gum.

Considering the pedigree of its screenwriter-director – Geoffrey Fletcher, who wrote the screenplay for the magnificent 2009 film Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire – the film is not just a disappointment but also a complete failure.

Outwardly innocent girls who go around killing people are nothing new. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 had the notorious Gogo Yubari, and Drew Barrymore’s turn in Firestarter as a girl who can set things (and people) on fire just by using her mind was exceptionally memorable.

Fletcher here tries to make the girls seem as down-to-earth as possible, and even opens his film with some banter that brings to mind the famous foot massage dialogue at the beginning of Pulp Fiction. In both films, seemingly innocuous lines about everyday events are followed by a shootout.

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(Still of Alexis Bledel and Saoirse Ronan in Violet & Daisy. © 2013 – Cinedigm Entertainment Group)