VIOLET & DAISY (TVA, 2011) D: Geoffrey Fletcher, w/ Saoirse Ronan, Alexis Bledel. Rating: NNN; Blu-ray package: none Rating: NNN
Violet & Daisy starts as an action comedy: a couple of teenage girls in nuns' habits - hired killers - coolly blow away half a dozen kidnappers.
Then it turns into a warm-hearted drama when they find their next target calmly waiting for them, ready to die. And then it yo-yos between those two modes until the end.
Away from work, Violet (Alexis Bledel) and Daisy (Saoirse Ronan) are very girly - BFFs, pop-star- and clothes-obsessed and solemnly talking about their "professionalism." But they collapse into dithering incompetence in the face of their target's (James Gandolfini) warmth.
There are no extras to spend time on, so double-bill this with In Bruges, an equally unusual but very different comedy-drama about hired killers out of their depth.
EXTRAS English, French audio. English subtitles.