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New Best Friend (2002)

A North Carolina sheriff investigates the near-fatal drug overdose of an underachieving college girl, and uncovers many sordid details of her life before and during her descent into drugs and debauchery.

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Alicia Campbell
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Hadley Ashton
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Sidney Barrett
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Trevor
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Julianne Livingston
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Sheriff Artie Bonner
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Connie Campbell
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Sarah
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Warren
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Josh
Dean James ...
Max
J. Michael Hunter ...
Charlie
Edmund Kearney ...
Dean (as Edmund J. Kearney)
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Haas
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Joanie
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At fancy, private Colby University, in the North Carolina hills, a drug overdose puts a senior near death. The school administration calls in the acting sheriff to conduct "a delicate and discrete investigation" - a whitewash. The more he digs, the more evidence he finds that the overdose may have been attempted murder. In flashbacks that parallel his investigation, we see Alicia, a scholarship girl worried about her grades, gradually pulled into the social life of three rich and amoral young women, led by the blond Hadley, a femme fatale. Before the investigation ends, we've met boyfriends, a drug dealer, Alicia's mom, Hadley's dad, nurses, doctors, and an orderly. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for strong sexuality, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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12 April 2002 (USA)  »

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$28,658 (USA) (14 April 2002)

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$28,658 (USA) (14 April 2002)
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When Sydney and Alicia are talking on the bed, one of Alicia's lines doesn't match her lip movements. See more »

Quotes

Hadley Ashton: I'm warning you, back off Trevor or you'll be sorry!
Alicia Campbell: [sarcastic tone] Ooooo, I'm shaking.
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Featured in Beyond Clueless (2014) See more »

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Post Modern Sleaze
by 'The Sneaker Pimps'
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Trashy fun
2 September 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I know this film got terrible reviews and I would be hard pressed to say they were wrong but the truth is its kind of fun on a silly trashy level. First off Mia Kirshner is always good (Even here!) and Taye Diggs is totally unbelievable as a campus cop with or without the accent, it comes and goes. And there is sex, drugs, and nudity. Dominique Swain gets naked here and engages in lesbian sex. I also enjoyed the use of sound and music as its not used to be obnoxious but rather to enhance the mood of the scene. Is it junk? Sure! but I had a fun time and went with it.


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