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Very Good Girls
004.jpg Original Release: June 24, 2014
Genre: Drama | Romance
Running time: 91 minutes
Directed by: Naomi Foner
Written by: Naomi Foner
Produced by: Norton Herrick, Michael London, Mary Jane Skalski, Janice Williams
Distributed by: Tribeca Film
Box Office: $6,940

The summer before college presents two best friends, Lilly and Gerri, with the opportunity to shed their good girl images. Both girls want to lose their virginity and explore another side of who they are. But their dark and different home lives and the introduction of a bad boy, threaten to destroy their friendship without it being the nice coming-of-age summer that the two girls envisioned.

Cast & Characters

Dakota Fanning (Lilly Berger), Elizabeth Olsen (Gerri), Boyd Holbrook (David Avery), Demi Moore (Kate, Gerri’s Mother), Richard Dreyfuss (Danny, Gerri’s father), Ellen Barkin (Norma, Lilly’s mother), Clark Gregg (Edward, Lilly’s father), Kiernan Shipka (Eleanor, Lilly’s sister), Peter Sarsgaard as (Fitzsimmons, Lilly’s summertime job boss).

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Production Notes

Production company Herrick Entertainment announced on July 20, 2012, that principal photography had begun in New York City. Herrick was producing and financing the project, with Michael London’s Groundswell Productions also producing.

Shooting locations included Ditmas Park, Brooklyn.


  • Writer/director Naomi Foner wrote the script 20 years before it was produced.
  • Though not at the same time, both Fanning and Olsen attended the same private high school in Studio City, Los Angeles.
  • Anton Yelchin was originally cast but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. Boyd Holbrook replaced him.
  • Even they don’t share scenes, both Elizabeth Olsen and Clark Gregg are part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Olsen plays “Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch” and Gregg plays “Agent Coulson”

Release & Reception

The film was released on June 6, 2014 through iTunes, Amazon Video, Vudu, and VOD. The film started a limited theatrical release in the United States on July 25, 2014.

The film received negative reviews from critics. It has accumulated a 19% rotten rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 36 reviews. The Hollywood Reporter described the film as “a limp directing debut” for Foner. The film’s outdated “counter-culture” sensibilities made it appear “frozen in time”. It found the characters unconvincing, criticizing the “artificiality” of the love interest who asks the lead character to “read a couple of lines of Sylvia Plath before their first kiss”. We Got This Covered called the film “insincere from bottom to top,” expressing disappointment that “its innate lousiness” deflated the dramatic efforts of its leads. Variety criticized the “really bad” drama, particularly the “vapid and cliched” screenplay. “This all-around misfire … may go directly to home formats.”