Very Good Girls
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In Theaters July 25 (2 days)
Best friends Lily (Dakota Fanning) and Gerry (Elizabeth Olsen), home for one last New York summer, make a pact to lose their virginity before leaving for college. But when they both fall for the same handsome artist (Boyd Holbrook) and Lily starts seeing him in secret, a lifelong friendship is tested. With Demi Moore, Richard Dreyfuss, Ellen Barkin, Peter Sarsgaard, and Clark Gregg, and featuring new music by Rilo Kiley's Jenny Lewis. (c) Tribeca

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 10%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A drama that feels like an old person's idea of what young people are like."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"With a screenplay lacking the freshness and credibility of Foner's best work, this all-around misfire saddles a miscast group of name thesps with some strikingly awful costume design."
‑ Alissa Simon, Variety
"More disheartening than the unremarkable visual style is that the female leads aren't given ample space to develop as dynamic characters beyond the most urgent confines of the script's scenarios."
‑ Clayton Dillard, Slant Magazine
"A romantic drama that features sympathetic performances from Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen that can't overcome the story's general blandness."
‑ Tim Grierson, Screen International
"Holbrook acts as a discount Ryan Gosling -- all the mumbling and silence at just 20 percent of the charisma."
‑ Jesse Hassenger, AV Club
"Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen are wasted in veteran screenwriter Naomi Foner's underwhelming directing debut."
‑ David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter
"Though Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen are just too old to pull off playing graduating high schoolers, they're more than entitled to a pass here for the extraordinary depth, passion and complexity they bring to their coming of age female characters."
‑ Prairie Miller, NewsBlaze
"Very Good Girls is a film one wants to like but can't. It just doesn't work."
‑ Chuck Wilson, Village Voice
"Why [Naomi Foner] would devote her energy to creating two young women defined almost entirely by their competition for a generic hunk is a mystery-though she's at least made sure that the guy is even more boring than the girls."
‑ Mike D'Angelo, The Dissolve
"Nothing rises above the level of an after school special, though, making this a disappointment in about every conceivable way."
‑ Erik Childress, Film Threat
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