Very Good Girls Synopsis
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...
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Slant Magazine

By Clayton Dillard
Most disheartening is how the female leads aren't given ample space to develop as dynamic characters beyond the most urgent confines of the...
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The A.V. Club

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The casting isn’t all together unconvincing: Olsen and Fanning’s collective ability to project intelligence beyond their years works both...
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50

New York Magazine (Vulture)

By Bilge Ebiri
The film never quite reconciles the banality of this love triangle with its far more interesting depiction of the rest of these characters’...
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50

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
You can only imagine how much stronger the movie might have been had it fleshed out subsidiary dramas whose outlines are barely discernible.
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40

Los Angeles Times

By Sheri Linden
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...
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The only real reason to see it is for a luminous leading turn from Dakota Fanning as Brooklyn teen Lilly.
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38

RogerEbert.com

By Susan Wloszczyna
All in all, Very Good Girls is a very bad excuse to subject those of us who have enjoyed Fanning ever since 2001’s "I Am Sam" to seeing her...
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30

Village Voice

By Chuck Wilson
Very Good Girls is a film one wants to like but can't. It just doesn't work.
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The Dissolve

By Mike D'Angelo
Movies about female friendship are rare, so it’s dispiriting when one comes along, then hauls out the same tired plot in which both women...
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Variety

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The screenplay is so vapid and cliched, and the casting so terrible, that viewers may wind up entertaining themselves with other thoughts.
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pretty good

By Dstrom1
fell in love with both actresses. story line was alright... girls fall for the same guy. but it wasn't terrible. I enjoyed it. I ended up becoming a fan of both of them....

very boring girls

By jeffny2003
Went into this film with high expectations given the cast: Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen, two of the best and brightest young actresses,wound up disappointed. Written and directed(first time) by...

Very Good Girls was very good!

By lidmcg
I really enjoyed this movie the ending was a little predictable but all the events leading up to it were unexpected! I was very entertained the entire time!...

interesting film!

By melisssadee403
I really enjoyed watching this film! It has a good story to it and I'll definitely be purchasing it :)...

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Rated R | For for language and sexual content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 16+ Bland, brooding coming-of-age drama wastes talented cast.
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