It’s the summer before college and best friends Lilly (Dakota Fanning) and Gerry (Elizabeth Olsen) decide that they have to lose their virginity. And soon.
Unfortunately, in Very Good Girls, they fall for the same dreamy “ice cream guy,” played by Boyd Holbrook.
Even though it could just as easily be the set up for a raunchy, slapstick sex comedy, first time director Naomi Foner (Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal’s mom) has chosen a more elegant, subdued path in her examination of female friendship, jealously and betrayal on the edge of adulthood. Jenny Lewis even provided the music.
Take a look at the trailer after the jump.
Very Good Girls premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and co-stars Clark Gregg, Ellen Barkin, Richard Dreyfuss, Demi Moore, Kiernan Shipka, and a particularly creepy Peter Sarsgaard. The pic hits theaters on July 25.