Very Good Girls
Very Good Girls (2014)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 23, 2014
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19%
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Critic Score: 19% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Resting on a love triangle played out by poorly drawn characters, Very Good Girls succeeds mainly in making viewers want a better project for Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen.

Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Very Good Girls has a breezy yet bittersweet, vaguely nostalgic vibe.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Disappointingly, Foner's young heroines are defined primarily by their reactions to other people. It's a great credit to Olsen and, especially, Fanning that they manage to make these characters vibrant and sympathetic anyway.

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Stephen Silver
EntertainmentTell

"Very Good Girls" is far from a perfect movie, but I enjoyed its spirit and atmosphere, even as I objected to some of the key elements.

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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times

Despite a finely wrought lead performance by Dakota Fanning, the drama feels more like the stuff of a mild - and dated - YA novel than an involving exploration of female experience.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

A drama that feels like an old person's idea of what young people are like.

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Christian Toto
HollywoodInToto.com

Youthful cliches trump insight in Very Good Girls.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

One insurmountable problem is that the stars, especially Ms. Olsen, 25, are too old for their roles. Another is that the movie has more characters than it can begin to accommodate in 91 minutes.

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Jesse Hassenger
AV Club

Holbrook acts as a discount Ryan Gosling -- all the mumbling and silence at just 20 percent of the charisma.

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Brent Simon
Paste Magazine

Appreciably different and well acted throughout, and sincerely engaging in patches... [but] ultimately succumbs to sigh-inducing artificiality.

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Flixster Audience Score: 33% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
This is as mediocre as coming-of-age stories can possibly get. Elizabeth Olson and Dakota Fanning play their characters fairly well and I did buy them as best… More
Dann Michalski
Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen star in the coming of age drama Very Good Girls. During their last summer together before they go away to college two best… More