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Thoroughbreds (2017)

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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.

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Cory Finley

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Cory Finley
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Olivia Cooke ... Amanda
Anya Taylor-Joy ... Lily
Anton Yelchin ... Tim
Paul Sparks ... Mark
Francie Swift ... Cynthia
Kaili Vernoff ... Karen
Svetlana Orlova Svetlana Orlova ... Housekeeper
Alyssa Fishenden Alyssa Fishenden ... Jessica
Jackson Damon Jackson Damon ... Phil
James Haddad James Haddad ... Michael
Nolan Ball Nolan Ball ... Delivery Guy
Celeste Oliva ... Receptionist
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Storyline

In suburban Connecticut, upper-class high schooler Amanda (Olivia Cooke) euthanizes her crippled horse with a knife, resulting in charges of animal cruelty. Some time later, Amanda arrives at the home of the more popular and academically-inclined Lily (Anya Taylor-Joy). The girls had previously been best friends but grew apart after the death of Lily's father. They meet under the pretense of hanging out and having a casual tutoring session, but Amanda knows that her mother (Kaili Vernoff) has paid Lily to socialize with Amanda. Lily denies being paid, but Amanda, left emotionless by an unspecified mental disorder, is unfazed. Lily meets with Amanda again, this time voluntarily, and they rekindle their friendship..

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Good Breeding Gone Bad


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing behavior, bloody images, language, sexual references, and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Thoroughbred See more »

Filming Locations:

Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,224,430, 11 March 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,830,775, 29 March 2018
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2.39 : 1
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Originally written for the stage. See more »

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The outdoor chess set initial position had the queen and king swapped. White King should be on E1, it was on D1. See more »

Quotes

Tim: You know, the thing about this town is, the sawdust smells fantastic. But you are still in a hamster cage.
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The title is shown at the beginning of the credits, followed by a dedication to Anton Yelchin. See more »

Connections

References D.O.A. (1949) See more »

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Ce N'Est Pas Moi
Written by Tanis Chalopin
Performed by Tanis Chalopin (as Tanis)
Courtesy of Tanis
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Suspence in Chapters!
12 January 2018 | by ccorral419See all my reviews

Oh, the tangled web one weaves. Director Cory Finley (primarily a writer) presents an engaging Chapter oriented thriller set in the upper class suburban neighborhood of Connecticut. Estranged grammar school friend Lily (Any Taylor-Joy ""Split" 2016) is hired to tutor troubled and discounted Amanda (Olivia Cooke "Me and Earl and Dying Girl" 2015). When Amanda opens Lily's eye's to her less than favorable family surroundings, specifically her overbearing father Mark (the amazing Paul Sparks from "Boardwalk Empire") and weak mother Francie Swift (Tv's "Outsiders"), the two take it upon themselves to remedy the situation. Enter Tim (Anton Yelchin "Star Trek"- in his final role before his recent death), a loser who regretfully becomes involved with the girls. The suspense in this film comes from the quiet writing and directing style Finley presents, along with a very effective eerie and calculating score by Erik Freidlander. While the film has a tendency to move slow at times, it only enhances the suspense. Taylor-Joy, with her perfect hair, complexion and wardrobe, is terrific as the upper class kid, where Cooke (with her unemotional gaze and distraught appearance) looks right through all she comes in contact with, and Yelchin embodies all things loser. "Thoroughbreds" is set to open in theatres in March 2018. I don't know if the film will catch on, so see it soon when it hits your local theatre. This film screened at the Palm Springs International Film Festival #PSIFF2018.


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