Everyone keeps asking her if she has told anyone such as her parents or family about her new relationship. It helps for the locale of a few young good girls of a Romanian origin. That, and a complete inability to speak English. Then again, nothing says delicious like some chill-oriented red, white & blue summer popsicles as good as a another lovely Dakota Fanning film, and all streaking aside. “What, do you think that because your eyes are closed no one can see you?’ A summer of innocence some remember and others still enjoy to live only once the very cusp of sand & water producing sun which arrives just in time for the girls to design a very strange summer, and ushers them off to college at summer’s end – In short, all the hot summer season long, and a special perk due to the job of coffee factory tour guide by one of the Big Apple young women grants the two challenges and decisions which they will remember for a lifetime.
Gerry begins to write country-style songs on her guitar about being free enough to let her boyfriend who she has no idea is spending time with another girl go. She begins to suspect something strange about him after he seems always busy & on the run from her. He does not seem attracted to her aesthetically no matter how nice or fashionable she dresses. Other logistics of wonderment, his disinterested apathy in her life, she feels that she should probably change her boyfriend decision as he may wane on the level of the assurance of things hoped for, and the certainty of things unseen. He just turns up at the home of Lily (Dakota Fanning) as he pleases. Once she inquires about the problem, he just tries to use the sad fact as a way to get more of her. The way he drains off her energy, although physical, her emotional boundaries begin to lose some of the positive attributes that make her astutely & only, individually her. The supposed, at the advent of much of the film anyway, dual-timing boyfriend does not seem to notice or care about her or respect her very much as a real human-being. Even the song words say, “He’s got you right where he wants you.”
That, and a garage makes a kind of a sad atmosphere for a tryst whose romance should lean at the heavy of true and real love. However, Gerry has to face an almost regular encounter of confusion as her father shows up outside of the home at every turn not as protective father figure, but a lot more like a stalker. Gerry laments having to deal with him during her time of serious confusion & her struggle to regain some focus regarding her own tough adolescent growth issues – She feels that it is as simple as he cheated on her mom and earned his own toss out of the front door. Her awareness that perhaps the very reason she keeps running into the uncaring arms of an emotionless ball of raging boy hormones for comfort hinges on the very parental love & understanding which deep down, she craves whether she realizes it or not that more than anything in the world.
For a Sundance Film Festival delectable which aired there on January 22, 2013, Very Good Girls is a stunning story for American screenwriter Naomi Foner which shows the kinds of trouble & problems two young pre-college teenage girls can encounter and get themselves into just by being their own spontaneous selves. The problem presented involves one of those things best friends coming of age also struggle with only sometimes, that and only one of the girls seems to have any kind of mature teaching and guidance regarding who they are as young women – That & how to show to respect to their own bodies and draw some proper or strong boundaries for themselves. Both young women fall in love with the same young man. an artist. One of the girls, Lily, a very good girl also, she begins to see him secretly.
The girls face a tough decision about whether or not to give away or guard their own virginity, and the film more an observance than a teaching on morals – Just as small home town girls raised on the front porch of chastity, Gerry Olsen, who the other best girlfriend of Lily, plays a folk guitar song on her front porch as the normally private boarding-school style girls decide to spend one last summer on the New York home front with family, before heading for a life of heavy college study, books, memorization and some time of grown-up grooming at a university of higher conditioning. A flowery host of stars all of whom fan hot during the bright months of summer, and no less than, Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen, Boyd Holbrook, Demi Moore, Richard Dreyfuss, Ellen Barkin, Peter Sarsgaard, Peter Sarsgaard, & Clark Gregg.