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Killing’s a Joke to These Girls The phrase “fashion victim” takes on new meaning in “Violet & Daisy.” The reason the title characters, girlygirl teenage assassins, take a job during their vacation is to get cash for a much-coveted dress. The directorial debut from “Precious” screenwriter Geoffrey

Fletcher captures the quirks of the adorable, naive and lethal Violet (Alexis Bledel) and Daisy (Saoirse Ronan). Evidence of their arrested development is constant and overthe-top, including the girls’ penchant for playing pat-a-cake. Even when they’re spraying very large, very intimidating men with bullets, the girls may be simultaneous-

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ly blowing chewing gum bubbles. The pair’s professional judgment is tested when they’re hired to take out “the man” (James Gandolfini), a thief who has stolen cologne and cash from the duo’s boss. The film suffers from a lack of subtlety, which occasionally spells comedy, as when Violet and Daisy attempt to prove they’re terrifying killers while sporting milk mustaches. But the pair’s resolute childishness is often maddening.

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