Daisies
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An exercise in avant-garde cinema that is freshly humorous and accessible, Daisies is a dark comedy that eschews a traditional narrative for a Dadaist construction of events. Perpetually dressed in vibrantly corresponding costumes and dark black eyeliner, Marie and Marie work together to create mischief. Seeing the world ruined and values worthless, they decide to "go bad." They stage various dinner dates with stale old men, eat and drink merrily while telling lies, and, in a fast-motion Chaplinesque bit of slapstick, they hop trains and lose the men. Always looking for new… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"My favorite Czech film, and surely one of the most exhilarating stylistic and psychedelic eruptions of the 60s, this madcap and aggressive feminist farce by Vera Chytilova explodes in any number of directions."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Just about the most ticklish barrage of nihilism in cinema"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"These two slim, mod beauties revel in their infantile defilement before swinging from chandeliers and catwalking down the buffet table."
‑ Melissa Anderson, Village Voice
"The film's daisies are young girls who have reached pubescence, and are fully aware of their sexual power, but aren't ready to embrace it, so they test it first."
‑ Ela Bittencourt, Slant Magazine
"From elderly apparatchiks to cinematic continuity, nothing is sacred, as the director punctures the illusion of "civilized" society and viewer's frontal lobes."
‑ David Fear, Time Out New York
"Seems to drag and become tiresome and overlong even at only 74 minutes."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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