Violet and Daisy are a pair of gum-chomping, gun-toting teenage assassins who casually snuff out crime figures in New York City, bothered only by the fact that a concert by their favorite pop idol Barbie Sunday has suddenly been canceled. Determined to raise cash for some Barbie Sunday dresses, the duo takes on a new hit, only to discover a kind of reckoning in the form of sad-sack shut-in who is dying alone in his apartment of terminal cancer. He persuades the duo to kill him out of mercy, prompting an odyssey of self-examination that catapults the junior enforcers into a world beyond Barbie Sunday and bullets for pay.
"From its teaser poster, which brandished a pistol-shaped lollipop, to a shot of one of its hit girls pointing a gun at the camera while blowing bubblegum,Violet & Daisy is a twisted, spirited exercise in stark juxtaposition, a grindhouse fairy tale of sorts that pairs the sugary sweet with the nastily violent. [...] Fletcher may not have a grand directorial voice (there's minimal distinction to his aesthetic), but he fills the mouths of his antiheroines with punchy, delicious language, providing monologues that are alternately hyper-articulate and blithely profound (both actresses are terrific, but Bledel, in all her pop-princess uncertainty, has never been better)."