Ever watched Luc Besson’s The Professional and thought “Man, I wish that teenaged Natalie Portman had a girl friend of equal age who was also trained to be an assassin and the two of them would go on hired assassin jobs together but still retain their teenage girl innocence”?
You have? Well, firstly, you may need professional help. Secondly, you’re in luck! Because thanks to the directorial debut of Oscar winning writer Geoffrey Fletcher (Precious), that’s what you’re getting. Okay, so it’s not Natalie Portman and a friend, but we do have Soairse Ronan (Hannah, The Host, Atonement) and Alexis Bliedel (Gilmore Girld, Sin City) and they certainly seem up for the job.
“Violet & Daisy” is the whimsical story of a teenager’s surreal and violent journey through New York City. It follows Oscar-nominee Saoirse Ronan as Daisy. With her volatile partner-in-crime Violet, played by Alexis Bledel, the two young assassins face a series of opponents, including one unusually mysterious man (James Gandolfini), in a life-altering encounter.
That seems… different. A lot more patty-cake and a lot less assassining than I expected. Soairse Ronan sorely needs to make up for the rather awful The Host, so hopefully she can do it with this, although I’m a bit iffy on what I’ve seen here.
Violet & Daisy will be pulling jobs in limited cinemas on June 7, 2013.
Last Updated: May 3, 2013