Premiered at TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) way back in 2011, the film marks the directorial debut of Oscar-winning screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher (Precious), starring Alexis Bledel and Saoirse Ronan as two teenage assassins who believe they’ve landed a straightforward assignment but soon find themselves thrown off their game when their latest target isn’t what they expected.
Violet (Bledel) and Daisy (Ronan) are a pair of gum-cracking teenage assassins who casually snuff out crime figures in New York City, distracted only by the fact that a concert by their favourite pop idol Barbie Sunday has suddenly been cancelled. Determined to raise cash for some Barbie Sunday dresses, the duo takes on a new hit job, only to discover a kind of reckoning in the form of sad-sack shut-in (James Gandolfini) who is dying alone of terminal cancer. He persuades the duo to kill him out of mercy, prompting an odyssey of self-examination that catapults the junior enforcers into a world beyond Barbie Sunday and bullets for pay.
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