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Very Good Girls -- Home for one last New York summer, best friends Lily and Gerry make a pact to lose their virginity before leaving for college, but when they both fall for the same handsome artist and Lily starts seeing him in secret, a lifelong friendship is tested.


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25 September 2014 (South Korea) See more »
When we lose our innocence, we have to find ourselves.
Two New York City girls make a pact to lose their virginity during their first summer out of high school. When they both fall for the same street artist, the friends find their connection tested for the first time. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Dakota Fanning ... Lilly

Elizabeth Olsen ... Gerri

Sterling Jones ... Beach Boy

Lenny Platt ... Beach Boy

Boyd Holbrook ... David

Ellen Barkin ... Norma

Kiernan Shipka ... Eleanor

Clare Foley ... Phoebe
Roslyn Curry ... Joy

Clark Gregg ... Edward

Demi Moore ... Kate

Richard Dreyfuss ... Danny

Owen Campbell ... Karl

Peter Sarsgaard ... Fitzsimmons
Brandin Steffesen ... Dancer
James Jenner ... Field Family Friend
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Finise Avery ... Friend (uncredited)
Katelynn Bailey ... Jackie (uncredited)

Ari Barkan ... Beachgoer (uncredited)
Mackie Burt ... Myra (uncredited)

Chris J. Cullen ... Shriner (uncredited)

Alex Galper ... Man in the Shower (uncredited)

Rosemary Howard ... Friend at Barbecue (uncredited)

Nick Nappy ... Businessman (uncredited)

Kirill Nikiforov ... Man by the Train (uncredited)

Directed by
Naomi Foner 
Writing credits
(WGA) (in alphabetical order)
Naomi Foner 

Produced by
Bonnie Bentley .... associate producer
Lee Clay .... executive producer
Peter D. Graves .... executive producer
Norton Herrick .... producer
Gale Anne Hurd .... executive producer
Hawk Koch .... executive producer
Susan Leber .... line producer
Michael London .... producer
Jamie Morris .... associate producer
Mary Jane Skalski .... producer
Bergen Swanson .... line producer: additional photography
Janice Williams .... producer
Brian Zeilinger .... associate producer
Original Music by
Jenny Lewis 
Cinematography by
Bobby Bukowski (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Andrew Hafitz 
Casting by
Avy Kaufman 
Production Design by
Sharon Lomofsky 
Art Direction by
Lisa Myers 
Set Decoration by
Graham Wichman 
Costume Design by
David Tabbert 
Makeup Department
Erin Ayanian .... makeup for Demi Moore and Ellen Barkin
Eldo Ray Estes .... key makeup artist
Handri Gunawan .... hair stylist
Sarah Hindsgaul .... hair department head
Jennifer Johnson .... personal hair for ellen barkin
Gina Leone .... additional hair stylist
Rosemary Redlin .... makeup artist
James Sarzotti .... makeup department head
Production Management
Kelley Cribben .... post-production supervisor
Quinlan Orear .... assistant unit manager
David Velasco .... assistant production manager: additional photography
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bobby Kennedy .... second assistant director: additional photography
Brendan C. Lynch .... second second assistant director
Justin Ritson .... second assistant director
Art Department
Adrien Blanc .... on set dresser
James Boxer .... art department pa
Jenn Bubka .... property master
Natalie Campos .... prop pa
Thomas A. Delillo .... leadman
Joe Fugallo .... art department production assistant (as Joseph Fugallo)
Cara Gelbard .... art department pa
Laura Lerner .... charge scenic
Vanessa Riegel .... graphic designer
Pierre Rovira .... construction coordinator
Josh Vogel .... assistant property master
Sound Department
Shawn Allen .... additional boom operator
Sean Garnhart .... sound editor
David Goodheart .... audio production assistant
Perry Levy .... adr recordist
Kym Lukacs .... sound intern
Teferra McKenzie .... additional sound mixer
Eric Milano .... foley artist
Eric Milano .... m&e re-recording mixer
Jeff Pullman .... sound mixer
Matt Snedecor .... sound editor
Theo Tiedemann .... sound intern (as Rachel Tiedemann)
Steven Tollen .... sound executive producer: Sound
Visual Effects by
Joseph Bell .... visual effects producer: CoSA VFX
Jake Braver .... visual effects supervisor
Mark A. Davis .... digital compositor
Greg Dora .... Nuke artist: CoSA VFX
Franz Kol .... digital compositor
Seth Martin .... visual effects artist
Joseph Oberle .... digital compositor
Clark Parkhurst .... visual effects supervisor: Lola Visual Effects
Allison Paul .... visual effects coordinator: Lola Visual Effects
Dan Schrecker .... visual effects supervisor: Look FX
Stephen T. Spurlock .... digital compositor
Anne Trotman .... digital compositor
Jarryd Watts .... compositor: CoSA VFX
Joe Hobaica .... visual effects producer: Prime Focus Film (uncredited)
Erin Perkins .... visual effects coordinator: CoSA VFX (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Shilpi Shikha Agrawal .... camera intern (as Shilpi Agrawal)
Michael J. Burke .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Michael Burke)
Craig Catolane .... dolly grip
Boris Cifuentes .... electrician (additional)
Ron Egozi .... camera operator
Andrew Engert .... electrician
Michael Fuchs .... camera operator: "a" camera
Michael Fuchs .... steadicam operator
Christopher D. Jones .... best boy grip
Linda Kallerus .... additional still photographer
Eugene Koh .... camera intern
Jessica Miglio .... still photographer
Somer Stamps Mojica .... loader (as Somer Stamps)
Tod Olivieri .... electrician
Aaron Randall .... key grip
Eve Strickman .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Jason Velez .... gaffer
Julien Zeitouni .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Casting Department
Arthur Dutkanicz .... extras casting
Jon Goracy .... casting assistant
Zachary Luke Kislevitz .... casting intern
Barbara McNamara .... extras casting
Laurie Muller .... extras casting
Leeba Zakharov .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Olivia Barrand .... tailor
Kieran R. Carroll .... costume p.a.
Colleen Ehrlich .... assistant costume designer
Stephanie Farah .... set costumer
Liza James .... wardrobe supervisor
Hollie Nadel .... wardrobe supervisor
Antoinette Scherer .... key costumer
Amy L. Teets .... costumer
Editorial Department
Joe Gawler .... digital intermediate colorist
John Kleber .... chief technologist
Devin Maurer .... additional editor
Paloma Mele .... assistant editor
Rhonda L. Moore .... digital intermediate producer
Austen Saltz .... editorial assistant
Jane Tones .... assistant editor
Molle DeBartolo .... senior digital intermediate producer (uncredited)
Location Management
Eddy Collyns .... location manager
Trish Gray .... assistant location manager
Jimmy Hang .... location assistant
Music Department
Tiffany Anders .... music consultant
Cara Batema .... score technical consultant
John M. Davis .... music editor
Howard Herrick .... Executive Music Producer
Joe Lisanti .... music editor
Casey Stone .... music scoring mixer
Kent Verderico .... additional score engineer
Other crew
Michael Bass .... production assistant
Oliver Brooks .... production assistant
Kevin Chang .... first assistant accountant
Thomas Deming-Henes .... production assistant
Karen Gehres .... epk field producer
Laurie Gershon .... product placement and clearances
Nicole Kalish .... Unit Publicist
Dee Dee Katchen .... staff set production assistant
Andrew J. Lee .... production assistant (as Andrew Lee)
Lindsey Lefkow .... production coordinator
Jason Leung .... production assistant
Elle Lipson .... assistant to Ms. Williams
Juliana Lubin .... international sales executive
Charles Miller .... office production assistant
Jamie Morris .... production accountant
Cyrus Moussavi .... assistant to director
Saliym Mulrain .... production assistant
Andy Nguyen .... unit p.a.
Irwin M. Rappaport .... production attorney
Drew Ritson .... production assistant
Julie Robinson .... script supervisor
CarloVito Santangelo .... key set production assistant
William Sepulveda .... key craft service
Jenna Sheets .... payroll accountant
Shary Shirazi .... assistant to Mr London
Constantine P. Stamos .... craft service
Eugene Stamos .... key craft service
Eva Vedock .... key craft service
Kelly Walton .... production assistant
Jennifer Glasgow .... production assistant (uncredited)
Dylan Tichenor .... special thanks

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Rated R for language and sexual content (re-rating) (2014)
91 min
Germany:6 | South Korea:15 | UK:15 | USA:R (re-rating) (2014)

Did You Know?

Though not at the same time, both Fanning and Olsen attended the same private high school in Studio City, Los Angeles.See more »
Errors in geography: When Lilly comes home from the beach at the beginning of the movie, she tells her mother that she had gone to Brighton Beach. Her sister expresses surprise that she had gone all the way to Rockaway. Rockaway is nowhere near Brighton Beach.See more »
Gerri:I got it in the mail yesterday, so I guess that was his... his way of making sure that you'd see it.
Lilly:No. It was his way of making sure that we'd see each other.
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Pretentious, 5 April 2015
Author: p_bourha from Greece

In one word: pretentious!

I don't know why every screen writer thinks that only screwed up people deserve to be the focus of a story or that they are the only ones troubled by the challenges and hardships of life; it's banal, predictable and trite.

I also do not understand why depth of character in movies is inextricably linked to quiet, antisocial, weird or quirky characters that exist in the outskirts of society, preferably with an artistic streak.

There was a lot of still frame so that the focus was on the characters and a discrete music carpet which I'm guessing was to convey the characters' emotional turmoil or something...but the thing is that the characters' weren't strong enough for all this.

Fanning's character was very unlikable. Her relationship with David wasn't very convincing, nor was her friendship with Olsen's character.

No matter how good Fanning is she can't carry an entire movie by herself (and she wasn't very good in this one) and while Elizabeth Olsen's acting was amazing she wasn't given enough screen time.

Fanning's portrayal of Lilly was so stiff. She was like an emotionless doll for the most time, and when she reacted I couldn't understand or relate. Why was Lilly so angry and distant with her mother? I didn't see her do anything wrong. Why didn't she even try to support or understand her? Why was Lilly so close with her father? How come she forgave him his transgression just like that? It felt like Lilly had lost her grip with reality, especially when she was mad because her father was trying to resolve his marital problems with his wife instead of doing as his daughter asked.

She was lying and misleading her best friend and she was petty and vengeful with David. There is nothing great about this character and Fanning's portrayal of her was like she was dead inside. Seriously, it was scary.

Olsen was amazing though!! She did an ingratiate job with Gerri!! Loved her to bits and I hope she was more in the movie. Olsen is scary good with character driven parts.

Another problem with this movie was the dialog. It was scarce and weak. In a movie where there is no action, no complicated plot or twists but it's all about a person's journey it feels like there should have been stronger dialog.

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