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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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Release Date:
25 September 2014 (South Korea) See more »
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Tagline:
When we lose our innocence, we have to find ourselves.
Plot:
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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Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

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
Rachel Tiedemann .... sound intern
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)
 
Thanks
Dylan Tichenor .... special thanks
 

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

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Lily's boss is named Fitzsimmons. Clark Gregg stars in Marvel's Agents of Shield, where two characters, Agents Fitz and Simmons, are commonly referred to as "Fitz-Simmons".See more »
Goofs:
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 »
Quotes:
Lilly:Did mom talk to you about coming back?
Edward:Yeah.
Lilly:Are you?
Edward:I don't know.
Edward:You could just die and none of this would matter.
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Soundtrack:
Just MeSee more »

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18 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
A disappointing coming of age tale, 22 July 2014
Author: estebangonzalez10 from Ecuador

"We got to get over this hump."

Very Good Girls was on my radar ever since I heard it was debuting in last year's Sundance Film Festival. The reason I was attracted towards this despite not knowing anything about the plot was the cast. It starred Elizabeth Olsen who I've been a fan of ever since Martha Marcy May Marlene and Dakota Fanning who I think hasn't matched that same potential she had as a child actress. The supporting cast included Demi Moore, Peter Sarsgaard, Clark Gregg, and Richard Dreyfuss so I was really looking forward to what they could do. This was also the feature film debut from director Naomi Foner who had written a couple of screenplays in the past, but is best known for being the mother of the talented actors, Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

You would never guess this screenplay was written by a woman considering these young teenage girls have no personality and their entire lives seem to revolve around this guy they met at a beach. He is the only thing they talk about and both girls end up falling for him, which is pretty much the basic theme of this film as their friendship is tested by their personal feelings towards him. Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen play these young girls who want to lose their virginity before going to college. The guy they both fall for is played by Boyd Holbrook and I really wasn't a huge fan of his performance. I couldn't see why these girls would fall for him as he lacked personality and wasn't really charming either. Both Fanning and Olsen come from very different families. Olsen's parents are played by Richard Dreyfuss and Demi Moore who are very talkative and liberal, while Fanning's parents are played by Clark Gregg and Ellen Barkin and they are much more reserved. The parents don't get much screen time so they weren't really developed very well and all the information we gather from them is through the conversations the two girls have about how they view them (which is almost entirely negative). So that was a big let down for me because I was interested in what these actors could bring to the drama. There is nothing really that engages the audience since none of the characters have any personality whatsoever and not even the love triangle seems too appealing due to the lack of romantic chemistry. The film is only 90 minutes long but it seemed to drag forever and the score didn't help out either. I was hugely disappointed by Very Good Girls and I understand now why it took so long to reach a wider audience after the Festival.

Unfortunately the talented cast is wasted in this film and not even my appreciation for Elizabeth Olsen engaged me. I didn't even like her character very much here and much less the rest of the cast. Olsen has to find better roles because her latest films haven't exploded her potential very well. I was amazed to see how little Demi Moore and Richard Dreyfuss were used in this film; there could have been a better movie somewhere if they were given more importance. The lack of personality from any character just makes this film even more boring and tedious. There have been so many good coming of age films over the past year that this film simply fails to reach the bar that was set so high by Kings of Summer, The Way Way Back, and The Spectacular Now. This could have been an opportunity for two strong female leads but they simply didn't have much to work with.

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