Elizabeth Olsen and Dakota Fanning To Convince Us They Are ‘Very Good Girls’

Big news out of Cannes, a bunch of people are getting together and they’re going to make a movie. Very Good Girls is noteworthy for a couple reasons. Mostly people will probably be interested in it because it’s starring Elizabeth Olsen and Dakota Fanning, who are cute young girls. But also, some other folks might be interested to hear that a pretty substantial crew of talent is supporting the two PYTs. Peter Sarsgaard, Dustin Hoffman, and Sissy Spacek are also signed on. You know who they are I’m sure. And most people have caught wind of who Fanning is by now, especially since she’s been in those gigantic Twilight movies. But what about Olsen? She’s become kind of an it girl recently, as she appeared in Martha Marcy May Marlene and Silent House, which both debuted this year at Sundance. In the past few months I’ve gone from having no clue that there was a third Olsen sister, to hearing Elizabeth’s name mentioned all over the place, so I’d say that she’s one to watch.

Naomi Foner, writer of Losing Isaiah and Bee Season, penned the script for this one, and she’s also signed on to make her directorial debut. The plot sounds like a sort of reverse teen comedy, where a couple of highschoolers vow that they must lose their virginity; only this time it’s a couple of girls looking for some action instead of a group of boys. So of course, that makes this a drama instead of a comedy. Conflict and drama blossom up when both girls fall in love with the same “charismatic street artist” during their mission to get themselves deflowered. I don’t know about you, but where I come from “charismatic street artist” is code for loser who won’t get a job. So I imagine there’s going to be a lot of crying in this movie. Especially if the guy who gets cast as the artist is super dreamy. Is the guy who played Nick on Family Ties available?

Source: Deadline Cagnes-sur-Mer

Weaned on the genre films of the 80s. Reared by the independent movement of the 90s. Earned a BA for writing stuff in the 00s. Reviews current releases at

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