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Very Good Girls (2013)

R | | Drama, Romance | 24 June 2014 (USA)
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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.

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Naomi Foner

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Naomi Foner

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Roslyn Curry ... Joy
Clark Gregg ... Edward
Demi Moore ... Kate
Richard Dreyfuss ... Danny
Owen Campbell ... Karl
Peter Sarsgaard ... Fitzsimmons
Brandin Steffesen Brandin Steffesen ... Dancer
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The summer before college presents two best friends, Lilly and Gerri, with the opportunity to shed their good girl images. Both girls want to lose their virginity and explore another side of who they are. But their dark and different home lives and the introduction of a bad boy, threaten to destroy their friendship without it being the nice coming-of-age summer that the two girls envisioned. Written by Anne Campbell

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When we lose our innocence, we have to find ourselves.

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 June 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bakhourot tovot See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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For the skinny dipping scene, Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen wore flesh colored bikinis that were later digitally removed. See more »

Goofs

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

David: [to Lilly] I believe you want me to tell you things you already know.
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References Saturday Night Live (1975) See more »

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Go Ahead
Written by Jenny Lewis & Blake Sennett
Performed by Rilo Kiley
Courtesy of Barsuk Records/Deprecious Music, Wonderful Pony Music & Big Blue Boat Music
By arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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Have I seen this before... ?
20 July 2014 | by beachboyssongSee all my reviews

Yes, I have. We all have.

Two regurgitated caricatures of the stereotypical American teenage girl, Lily and Gerry are sooooooo different yet so alike. Both fall in love with the same part shady stalker, part brooding troubled artiste~ who wants to travel the world but his list of places to visit is, like, "Rome... (d-uh)Paris..." Daddy issues are, of course, played up wonderfully, because what is any worthy female teenage protagonist if not the product of her father's neglect? What possibly can one expect when the preppy rich teenage daughter of a straight-laced household made up of detached parents and siblings goes to her dad's office to ask him to get through with this patient already they're getting late for dinn- *gasp* and henceforth a series of incredibly stupid decisions are made by two girls we initially assume to be a lot smarter, wittier, braver and mature than they turn out to be. Every trick in the book for a deep and wholesome young-woman-coming-of-age film is not simply used, but abused in the most blatant schticky manner possible; I promise you, there is more than one cameo made by Sylvia Plath.

This film is a true example of lazy filmmaking in an industry where ~gratuitous-yet-modest~ sex scenes and summertime virginity pacts are more important than honest *portrayals* let alone discussions about teenage turmoil and female sexuality. Not even that awkwardly long shot of Dakota Fanning kinda-sorta running-jogging could redeem this movie.

Don't watch it. You've already seen it. And you've seen better.


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