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Very Good Girls Reviews

July 25, 2014
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 25, 2014
Very Good Girls has a breezy yet bittersweet, vaguely nostalgic vibe.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 24, 2014
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.
July 24, 2014
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.
July 24, 2014
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 23, 2014
A drama that feels like an old person's idea of what young people are like.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
July 23, 2014
Holbrook acts as a discount Ryan Gosling -- all the mumbling and silence at just 20 percent of the charisma.
Full Review | Original Score: C
July 22, 2014
Very Good Girls is a film one wants to like but can't. It just doesn't work.
January 23, 2013
With a screenplay lacking the freshness and credibility of Foner's best work, this all-around misfire saddles a miscast group of name thesps with some strikingly awful costume design.
January 23, 2013
Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen are wasted in veteran screenwriter Naomi Foner's underwhelming directing debut.