Saturday, December 14, 2013

Alexis Bledel in "Violet & Daisy"

        Bought the DVD and watched it. First impression that it was kind of Pulp Fiction-ish. Odd things happen, with flashbacks and a dream sequence.
Brief synopsis...
Violet (Alexis) and Daisy (Saoirse Ronan) are hit women. Violet and Daisy celebrate Daisy's 18th birthday. They both love singer and entertainer Barbie Sunday, who canceled a concert, but had a line of fashion coming out, including a signature dress they both want.
    So they take one last easy job - get in "The Guy's" apartment, wait for him to come home, and kill him. They sit on the sofa waiting and fall asleep. He comes in, covers them with a spread, and sits down in a chair to wait for them to wake up.
    They do, then go into a bedroom to discuss why he didn't take their guns. They decide to just run in and blast away, which they do, with eyes closed. But he was in the kitchen making cookies. He wants them to kill him because he robbed somebody also, and those guys coming for him will torture him first.
    Violet has to go out to buy more bullets.
    Daisy and The Guy start bonding. He discovers that Violet is more violent than Daisy, and she kind of wants to be like her, and kind of doesn't. Also he is dying of cancer and doesn't want to suffer and linger.
    The other guys come in, Violet comes in after them and kills all four of them. They put them in the bathtub.
    Violet again goes out for more bullets. Daisy finds out The Guy has a daughter who, for some reason, blames him for her mother's death even though it was an auto accident.
    Violet comes back, he is ready to die, but only one of them shoots and kills him. They get out by the fire escape as the cops come in the front door.
    They buy the dresses, then separate. Daisy goes to the school where April, The Guy's daughter, is attending, and gives her the Barbie Sunday dress, telling her it is from her father.
    End of movie. The only extra was the theater preview - which had the scenes all jumbled up, as usual.
    April was played by the awesome Tatiana Maslany, who is SO wonderful in Orphan Black.
    I can kind of understand why the movie went straight to DVD, not the blockbuster that studios and theater owners want to offer.

But out of 5 stars, I'd give it 4

For pics of Alexis -- Alexis Bledel

And --
Tatiana Maslany in "Orphan Black"