Alexis Bledel in Violet & Daisy at US theaters on Friday!

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Arrietty and RoryReleased in the US on Friday is Violet and Daisy, starring Alexis Bledel (Rory Gilmore) as Violet.  Taking her Sin City role a step further, she and Saoirse Ronan play a pair of teenage assassins taking on New York criminals.  They take on a job targeting a mysterious loner (James Gandolfini) who leads them into some twisty-turny plot.

Written and directed by Geoffrey Fletcher (Academy Award winning screenwriter for Precious) comes:

“a mesmerizing hybrid of New York City crime fable and existential coming-of-age drama. In VIOLET & DAISY teenage kicks match wits with adult-world turmoil, placing three wounded souls into a line of fire none expected – themselves.”

http://violetanddaisyfilm.com/

Check out the trailer here.

I couldn’t stop wondering how old Alexis is supposed to be (the pat-a-cake scene made me cringe) and her grip on those guns looks a little precarious but the movie looks like fun.  Made in 2011, it’s encouraging that it has a theatrical release.

Will you be seeing it?  If you’ve already seen it, I’d love to know what you thought.

Our little Rory’s all growed up!

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Rich

Rich originally began contributing to GIlmore News as 'Dairyman' in 2013, a reference to the character Dairyman Dick in Tess of the D'Urbervilles, (call me Rich). Here in the UK we were late to the Gilmore party and I don't remember what made me watch my first episode - the one where Lorelai picks Rory up from the police station after she and Logan steal a yacht - but I remember watching it again immediately. And then again. Thankfully, the next show was on the next day and I watched that one three times too. And then the boat one again. I couldn't believe the dialogue was so quick and so funny and I pretended to myself that I was only watching it so I could figure out who I was more keen on - the mom or the daughter. I swore that Aaron Sorkin must have been involved but I couldn't find his name attached anywhere, even on the internet. So I watched and loved and laughed and cried and the day after the series finale, they ran the entire show from the beginning again and Rory turned into a baby so then I was all about Lorelai. Lauren Graham is astonishing ("Mother: Breathtaking") and the show was - and is - lightning in a bottle. It's a treasure for those who watch and get swept up in it, like I did and like the readers of Gilmore News. It's heartbreak and chicken soup, family dysfunction and blind optimism, lighthearted romanticism and balls-out brilliant. Thanks to Arieanna and gilmorenews.com for letting me squat and allowing my inner Gilmore Geek out for air. I worry how it would otherwise manifest.

7 thoughts on “Alexis Bledel in Violet & Daisy at US theaters on Friday!

  • June 5, 2013 at 12:53 pm
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    I’m going to try to catch it on Sunday. I’m expecting it to be a bit of a farce, but hopefully it will be better than The Kate Logan Affair.

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  • June 5, 2013 at 7:05 pm
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    I CAN’T WAIT! Her voice sounds weird haha I like it. I think she has grown as an actress. The trailer looks pretty dope

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  • June 5, 2013 at 9:31 pm
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    @Y-

    Seems kind of unusual that this snuck up on us with little or no fanfare or promotion. Hope that doesn’t imply a lack of interest from the group that produced the movie.

    As to the Kate Logan Affair, I actually thought AB played a pretty convincing [if somewhat obvious] baddy, but unfortunately was underserved by a telegraphed plot and a rediculous last 20 minutes. And don’t get me started on the insulting way they portrayed law enforcement procedures and how they dealt with due deligence in personnel matters. A big swing and a miss for the writers.

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  • June 6, 2013 at 8:10 am
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    Makes me wonder about the obstacles involved in making a good movie. I imagine you have to start with a solid script. Have you ever seen a bad movie with a good script?

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  • June 11, 2013 at 12:19 pm
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    I enjoyed V&D but it is too flawed for me to honestly give it a favorable review. I really liked the acting all around. I liked the cinematography – I am glad I went out of my way to see it on the big screen. I even liked the script for the most part. There were just too many times I said to myself “What the heck is he thinking?” The plot and flow were just bizarre at times, and not in a good way. In this case, the critics are right.

    @mc I agree with your review of KLA. Bledel seems to get roles with interesting characters but weak plots. As for the lack of promotion for V&D, it was a very limited release, basically one step above direct-to-video. It was only playing at one theater in the entire Washington DC area.

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  • August 20, 2013 at 2:51 pm
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    They keep pushing back the release date and raising the price for the DVD/BR. Argh! $27 or $30 is a lot to pay for a movie that falls short of excellent.

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  • August 20, 2013 at 9:05 pm
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    Oh well, can always go to EBAY around the 1st of the year and probably get it for less than $15–

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