“Very Good Girls” is a drama film directed and written by Naomi Foner (“Running on Empty”). It opens in the U.S. theaters on July 25, 2014. The cast members include: Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen, Peter Sarsgaard, Demi Moore, Clark Gregg, Boyd Holbrook, Richard Dreyfuss and Ellen Barkin. Read on to learn more about Movie News Guide’s (MNG) “Very Good Girls” synopsis and review.
“Very Good Girls” Synopsis:
The movie focuses on best friends, Lily (Fanning) and Gerri (Olsen), who made a promise that they would to lose their virginity before they leave for college. The two would take a dip at the Brighton Beach naked for fun. While riding on their bikes home, they ran around the hunky ice cream vendor, David (Holbrook). Gerri openly admitted that she was besotted with David. However, David was into Lily. Both girls fell in love with one guy, which soon tested their friendship.
Lily lost her virginity to David in her garage but did not have the guts to tell Gerri about it. When Gerri’s family suffered from a tragedy, she sent David to make up for her guilt.
“Very Good Girls” Review:
Despite having a good set of cast, the movie did not receive positive reviews from critics. As of this writing, the critics from Rotten Tomatoes have rated the drama with only 10%.
Alissa Simon of Variety noted that “Very Good Girls” was lacking in terms of “freshness and credibility,” also pointing out that the characters were miscast.
“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,” wrote Simon in her review in Variety.
Meanwhile, The Hollywood Reporter’s David Rooney referred to Foner’s work as underwhelming, further citing that the talents of Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen were wasted.
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There you have it for the “Very Good Girls” synopsis and review. It opens in the U.S. theaters on July 25, 2014. For more updates about the upcoming movies, including movie reviews, check Movie News Guide (MNG) regularly.
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