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Violet & Daisy [Blu-ray] (2011)

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  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Closed-captioned, Color, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: New Video Group
  • DVD Release Date: November 19, 2013
  • Run Time: 88 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00DT55O9U
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #193,903 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

Oscar-®-winning screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher's visually adventurous directorial debut is a brutal fable about a pair of teenage assassins, played by Saoirse Ronan and Alexis Bledel, who believe they've landed a straightforward assignment but soon find themselves thrown off their game when their latest target isn't who they expected...

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprising & Surreal October 19, 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
A few minutes after a startling and memorable opening sequence I started to wonder where Violet & Daisy was going.

Then, somewhere towards the end of its first third, things started to turn. The characters, the language and even the style of the piece evolved and landed the characters (and me) in a number of unexpected and poignant places. The film also stayed with me days after it ended and that was the last thing I expected to happen. Violet & Daisy packs heat but it also packs an emotional Trojan horse.

The imagery, editing and sound design are of a stylized and seamless universe. The use of symbolism (I'm still processing some of it) is something rarely seen in films these days - especially in those about hip young criminals coming of age.

I've always liked many of the actors in the cast but I never imagined that they would appear in the same film. (The ensemble is just one of the odd and intriguing elements at play here.) All of the actors delivered and did so with performances that were stark departures from their previous roles. Saoirse Ronan is funny, Alexis Bledel is psychotic and James Gandolfini is, in what might be his greatest film role of all, nothing short of sublime. Veterans like Danny Trejo and Marianne Jean-Baptiste are delightful, as are rising stars Tatiana Maslany and Cody Horn.

With Violet & Daisy, some have drawn comparisons to movies like Hanna, Kick-Ass and Sucker Punch. Those comparisons seem misplaced. Violet & Daisy reaches for something very different from those films and succeeds quite daringly.

I took a chance and was quite pleased.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars YOU DON'T NAME PIGS ON A SAUSAGE FARM November 10, 2013
Format:DVD
Imagine if you will a universe where Katy Perry and Taylor Swift are paid hitmen working for Danny Trejo in another cameo role. Violet (Alexis Bledel) and Daisy (Saoirse Ronan) are downright enjoyable in this quirky dark comedy. This is a genius indie designed to give you a Merrillee Rush. Violet and Daisy come across an easy hit (James Gandolfini) which causes them to examine their lives...one where they met as doll surgeons and life is about a Barbara Sunday designer dress.

Some lines from the film:

About the number one killer: "He once killed 3 ninjas with a fingernail file."
Violet theology: "Heaven is a place...where everything is free or at least wholesale."
And "Everything is a test when you are a career woman."

Excellent musical score using classical rock tunes to give them new meaning.

Parental Guide: F-bomb. No sex or nudity.

Written by Geoffrey Fletcher, the first African-American to win an Oscar for best adapted screenplay - "Precious."
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Prepare yourself to be entertained! November 19, 2013
Format:DVD
As I watched this film, I thought it might just end up a cult classic. Alot of people get shot, mostly by the two young female assassins, there is blood but not much gore if any. No nudity, but there is a bit of bad language. The movie is not fast paced, but steady. However, when people start getting shot the pace kicks into high gear real fast. This movie never lost my attention from beginning to end. The drama created by the two assassins and their intended victim is actually quite wonderfull, considering the subject matter. I suggest you watch this one and make up your own mind. I believe you will be quite satisfied that you did. Parts of this movie tend to stick in your mind well after the end credits roll. Besides the drama there is some humor and perhaps even tears for the viewer, so prepare yourself to be entertained.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprising & Surreal October 19, 2013
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
A few minutes after a startling and memorable opening sequence I started to wonder where Violet & Daisy was going.

Then, somewhere towards the end of its first third, things started to turn. The characters, the language and even the style of the piece evolved and landed the characters (and me) in a number of unexpected and poignant places. The film also stayed with me days after it ended and that was the last thing I expected to happen. Violet & Daisy packs heat but it also packs an emotional Trojan horse.

The imagery, editing and sound design are of a stylized and seamless universe. The use of symbolism (I'm still processing some of it) is something rarely seen in films these days - especially in those about hip young criminals coming of age.

I've always liked many of the actors in the cast but I never imagined that they would appear in the same film. (The ensemble is just one of the odd and intriguing elements at play here.) All of the actors delivered and did so with performances that were stark departures from their previous roles. Saoirse Ronan is funny, Alexis Bledel is psychotic and James Gandolfini is, in what might be his greatest film role of all, nothing short of sublime. Veterans like Danny Trejo and Marianne Jean-Baptiste are delightful, as are rising stars Tatiana Maslany and Cody Horn.

With Violet & Daisy, some have drawn comparisons to movies like Hanna, Kick-Ass and Sucker Punch. Those comparisons seem misplaced. Violet & Daisy reaches for something very different from those films and succeeds quite daringly.

I took a chance and was quite pleased.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Ronan and Bledel are charming and ingenuous in this unrealistic journey of two teenage hitwomen.
Published 1 month ago by Alan Thomas
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Such a creative story
Published 1 month ago by Kelly Foronda
1.0 out of 5 stars This was one of the worst movies I have seen.
I was expecting so much more from James G. I'll remember him for the good work that he did and forgive him for getting involved with this stinker.
Published 3 months ago by michael simmons
3.0 out of 5 stars Violet and Daisy
The two young women assassins get to know themselves and eachother by talking to the man who they were supposed to kill at the beginning of the movie. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Melissa Beverlin
5.0 out of 5 stars movie critics missed the boat on this one !
It's sad that this movie may never receive the recognition it deserves. I feel that most of the critics missed the boat on this one. Read more
Published 4 months ago by hempy
5.0 out of 5 stars "..AMAZING FILM, VIOLENT FUNNY AND CHARMING.."
Love this movie so much, a fantastic little film that's so charming and fun mainly due to Saoirse Ronan who is such a beautiful and amazing actress, she can turn any story into... Read more
Published 4 months ago by S. Drury
1.0 out of 5 stars Boring...boring...boring...
Mindless killing. Story was boring.

There are much better assasin movies out there like James Bond, Bourne Identity, Angelina Jolie, La Femme Nikita, Leon The... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Happy r/c
5.0 out of 5 stars What a wonderful way to view life
I loved this movie. It so jarring to see these two cute teenagers as psychopaths. A cute movie. The acting is wonderful and the subject matter is disconcerting.
Published 5 months ago by Carey Watson
4.0 out of 5 stars Lots better than I expected.
Great story, great characters, interesting plot twists, great scene staging, surprise ending. 2nd to last James Gandolfini movie. I really liked this movie.
Published 6 months ago by abqdana
3.0 out of 5 stars I was a teenage hit girl
The offbeat 2011 film VIOLET AND DAISY holds your attention, both because and in spite of it being about two teenage girls who moonlight as assassins. Read more
Published 6 months ago by J. L LaRegina
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