New Trailer for VIOLET & DAISY Starring Saiorse Ronan and Alexis Bledel

     April 30, 2013


A new trailer for Academy Award-winning writer Geoffrey Fletcher’s (Precious) first directing venture Violet & Daisy has been released.  The film centers on two young female assassins, played by Saiorse Ronan (Atonement) and Alexis Bledel (Gilmore Girls), who set out for what they think will be a quick and easy hit, but turns into something much more complicated when their target throws a wrench in the works.  The marketing and posters for the film thus far have seemed to be going for that pulpy and modern pop take on young women in today’s society, like Spring Breakers, but the trailer gives off a tone that seems a bit muddled.  It has elements of quirky comedy and a more serious and dire consequences drama, but not a clear vision that can be derived just from the trailer.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer, and click here to read Matt’s review from TIFF 2011.  The film also stars James Gandolfini, Danny Trejo, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, and Cody HornViolet & Daisy will be released on June 7th.

Ronan hasn’t really made a huge misstep in her career yet, even with The Host underperforming recently, so I hope she brings some of the intensity we saw in Hanna to this new girl assassin.  Bledel has been playing it cool careerwise lately, but I was a huge fan of her work in Gilmore Girls and last year on Mad Men.  Having an impressive cast surrounding them bolsters the idea that this film could be good, but the trailer is just a weird mishmash.

Via Yahoo! Movies.

Here’s the official synopsis for Violet & Daisy:

Violet and Daisy are a pair of gum-cracking teenage assassins who casually snuff out crime figures in New York City, distracted only by the fact that a concert by their favorite pop idol Barbie Sunday has suddenly been canceled.

Determined to raise cash for some Barbie Sunday dresses, the duo takes on a new hit job targeting a mysterious loner who leads them into an unexpected odyssey of self-examination and catapults the junior enforcers into a world beyond Barbie Sunday and bullets for pay.


  • Lob Taylor

    Saiorse Ronan just blows me the f away. The trailer doesnt disappoint,

    • Taai Para Lippe

      Fun Fact: Her name is pronounced Sur-shaa as in inertia.

  • sense 11

    Looks interesting

  • tee

    The move was a bit quirky with a strange tone, but that song they use in the trailer is a horrible representation of it.

  • BMan

    Saw this at a festival screening last fall. Muddled tone is definitely on the money and there were just too many moments for me where I felt like the air was sucked out of the film by the “quirky” Tarantino-esque dialogue. Felt like Fletcher couldn’t decide if he wanted this story to take place in a world grounded enough to have real consequences for his characters’ actions or a more cartoonish fantasy world where the violence plays out like a sequence from Sucker Punch, and we don’t think twice about the fact that heroes are painting the walls with victims throughout most of the story. It just felt like the moments where I really cared about the consequences of his characters’ choices were undermined by his inconsistency and the derivative feel of the violence and dialogue.

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