“Heathers meets American Psycho”. As Variety Magazine said earlier this year of Thoroughbreds: "Olivia Cooke and Anya Taylor-Joy play rich kids with a dark side in this remarkable debut from East Coast playwright Cory Finley. Some people are born with a silver spoon, while others go straight for the steak knives.” If you want to feel that your teens are complete angels by comparison, go and watch this film with them and compare notes afterwards!
Childhood friends Lily and Amanda 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.
DIRECTOR: Cory Finley
CAST: Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy, Anton Yelchin
RUN TIME: 93 mins
Guidance: May contain very strong language, scenes of domestic violence, threat, bloody images, strong sex references, nudity, strong boxing violence or injury detail.
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