Very Good Girls (2014)
Critic Consensus: Resting on a love triangle played out by poorly drawn characters, Very Good Girls succeeds mainly in making viewers want a better project for Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen.
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as Lilly Berger
as Gerri Field
as David Avery
as Kate Field
as Danny Field
as Norma Berger
as Edward Berger
as Eleanor Berger
as Joe Fitzsimmons
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as Field Family Friend
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Critic Reviews for Very Good Girls
Will any film this year feature a moment more pretentious than David asking Lily to read a few lines of Sylvia Plath's poetry before their first kiss? That guy deserves a smack to the kisser all right.
Despite a finely wrought lead performance by Dakota Fanning, the drama feels more like the stuff of a mild - and dated - YA novel than an involving exploration of female experience.
One insurmountable problem is that the stars, especially Ms. Olsen, 25, are too old for their roles. Another is that the movie has more characters than it can begin to accommodate in 91 minutes.
Disappointingly, Foner's young heroines are defined primarily by their reactions to other people. It's a great credit to Olsen and, especially, Fanning that they manage to make these characters vibrant and sympathetic anyway.
Audience Reviews for Very Good Girls
Lighthearted and sweet but flawed in so many ways. This drama stars two accomplished young actresses but fails to showcase their full potential.
Very small movie, but I liked it a lot. It doesn't drag at all and Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen are convincing as best friends. I'm surprised by the low ratings, but at the same time, I can see how it's not a story that would interest everyone. It's pretty much a coming of age story about two young girls and some of the bad choices a young girl can make.
Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen star in the coming of age drama Very Good Girls. During their last summer together before they go away to college two best friends, Lilly and Gerry, end up falling for the same guy, testing their relationship. Olsen gives a standout performance and steals every scene she's in; the rest of the cast however, are pretty bland and lifeless. And, the plot is pretty aimless and does a poor job at developing the relationships. Meandering about without a clear vision, Very Good Girls is a halfhearted and formulaic film.
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