REVIEW: VERY GOOD GIRLS
OVERVIEW: Academy Award® nominee Naomi Foner (Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen, Running on Empty, 1988) makes her directorial debut with the gentle and sensitive youth drama VERY GOOD GIRLS, debuting on Blu-ray™ and DVD Sept. 23 from Well Go USA Entertainment and Tribeca Film. The film follows two New York City teenagers and the events that put a strain on the bond between them, during one of the last summers of their adolescence. The all-star cast includes Dakota Fanning (War of the Worlds, The Runaways), Elizabeth Olsen (Kill Your Darlings), Boyd Holbrook (TV’s “The Big C”), Ellen Barkin (Sea of Love), Clark Gregg (The Avengers, TV’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”), Peter Sarsgaard (Blue Jasmine), Academy Award® winner Richard Dreyfuss (Best Actor, The Goodbye Girl, 1977) and Demi Moore (Ghost, Indecent Proposal). Bonus materials include interviews with Forner, Fanning and Olsen.
SYNOPSIS: Lilly (Dakota Fanning) is quiet, thoughtful and introspective - the product of two conservative parents (Ellen Barkin and Clark Gregg) who keep a tight rein on her. Gerry (Elizabeth Olsen), on the other hand, is free-spirited, uninhibited and slightly caustic - the daughter of a left-of-center mom and dad
(Demi Moore and Richard Dreyfuss) who let her do whatever, and go wherever, she pleases. Shortly before they each leave for college in the fall, the girls spend most of their time together, whiling away pleasant afternoons, but soon they both meet and fall for the same boy - artist David (Boyd Holbrook) who sells novelty ice cream bars at Far Rockaway Beach. He decides that he much prefers Lilly to Gerry, and Lilly loses her virginity to him. The affair grows more serious, but Lilly can’t bring herself to divulge the news to Gerry for fear of breaking her heart. Not long after, an unexpected tragedy occurs in Gerry’s family and forces Lilly to reach out in an attempt to console her best friend.
The film is
presented in widescreen in a 1.78:1 aspect ration preserving its
theatrical format. The picture is just flawless. Not only the
picture looks great in this release, also the sound it is good,
a 5.1 Dolby Digital in English that provides a good complement
to the picture. It also includes English
Widescreen (1.78:1) 16x9
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles - English
Interview with Director Francesca