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Two upper-class teenage girls in suburban Connecticut rekindle their unlikely friendship after years of growing apart. Together, they hatch a plan to solve both of their problems-no matter what the cost.
Drama Thriller - This is a dark comedy/thriller aimed at a young adult audience,
particularly females. Fans of Olivia Cooke and Anya Taylor-Joy will
definitely enjoy while the late Anton Yelchin has a key supporting
role. Constant language, violence, and dark subject matter make the
film definitely not for kids.
PROFANITY: Well over 30 F-words; 5 S-words; 1 GD; a few others. SEX/NUDITY: None. VIOLENCE: Punches and hits with blood. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana use by teens. ACTION: None. COMEDY: Constant darkly comic lines and situations.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Good ...one of the more daring independent releases of the past few months and is worth seeing as much for its subdued thriller aspects as for its warped sense of humor, which permeates the character building and dialogue. The ending may feel abrupt but problems with the final scenes don't diminish the pleasures to be had from all that precedes them.
Roger EbertFull Review Very Good "Thoroughbreds” may reach the finish line a little quickly and neatly, but at least it never turns soft and nice. Finley remains true to his vision, and it's a thrilling spectacle to behold.
Rolling StoneFull Review Good First-time director Cory Finley, adapting his play for the screen, takes a slow-burn approach that could leave some viewers impatient. But hang on: He has some surprises in store, letting us hang with the girls before making rash judgements.
Slant MagazineFull Review Above Average This doggedly aloof tone highlights the central irony of Thoroughbreds: Thoroughbreds is a film about the disastrous perils of too little empathy, but it never evinces much of its own.
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Childhood friends Lily (Anya Taylor-Joy) and Amanda (Olivia Cooke) reconnect in
suburban Connecticut after years of growing apart. Lily has turned into a
polished, upper-class teenager, with a fancy boarding school on her transcript
and a coveted internship on her resume; Amanda has developed a sharp wit and her
own particular attitude, but all in the process of becoming a social outcast.
Though they initially seem completely at odds, the pair bond over Lily's
contempt for her oppressive stepfather, Mark, and as their friendship grows,
they begin to bring out one another's most destructive tendencies. Their
ambitions lead them to hire a local hustler, Tim, and take matters into their
own hands to set their lives straight.