Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Movies: Violet & Daisy

(Drivebycuriosity) - Hollywood has a long tradition of movies about assassins, called hit men. The movie "Violet & Daisy" (imdb) is about 2 young female assassins, ergo about 2 hit girls.

I liked the film a lot. Geoffrey Fletcher, who wrote and directed the flick, delivered a refreshing mixture of different styles and ideas. Parts of "Violet & Daisy" reminded me of Quentin Tarantino´s "Kill Bill", other parts had elements of comedy, fairy tale and transformed into a philosophical excursion. The movie is sometimes hilarious & violent, but it also gives the audience something to think about.

The actors are superb. The exquisite Saoirse Ronan shows why she is one of the rising stars on Hollywood`s canopy. Here she displays a riveting blend of innocence and malignancy. Her fresh face works as a canvas for the surprises of the plot. Alexis Bledel, who already had impressed me in "Sin City", is her perfect partner in crime. Both have gorgeous shiny eyes to bewitch the other movie characters and the audience. James Gandolfini, who made himself immortal as "Tony Soprano", has a fascinating and mysterious appearance.

Cinematographer Vanja Cernjul delivered nice pictures including enchanting views of New York (Lower Eastside & East Village). The fresh soundtrack adds to the fun.

"Violet & Daisy" is a little gem and could advance to a cult classic. 

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