FILM & DVD
'Violet and Daisy'
Geoffrey Fletcher's directorial debut is a whole different kind of precious
Published: June 7, 2013
Bledel, as Violet, the slightly senior assassin, does a deft job of conveying trouble rippling beneath her wise-cracking, tough-talking fresh-faced surface, while Ronan is so supernaturally innocent and unworldly that Daisy would be beyond any suspension of disbelief if Ronan weren’t so skilled. In her Gracie Allen-esque bit in the opening scene, exhibiting a naiveté utterly nonexistent in any 18-year-old now alive, she has the difficult job of setting the tone of Fletcher’s imaginary world for the audience, and whether you can swallow that tone or not, Ronan pulls it off.
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