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New Best Friend (2002)

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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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Cast

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Mia Kirshner ... Alicia Campbell
Meredith Monroe ... Hadley Ashton
Dominique Swain ... Sidney Barrett
Scott Bairstow ... Trevor
Rachel True ... Julianne Livingston
Taye Diggs ... Sheriff Artie Bonner
Glynnis O'Connor ... Connie Campbell
Joanna Canton ... Sarah
Eric Michael Cole ... Warren
Oliver Hudson ... Josh
Dean James Dean James ... Max
J. Michael Hunter J. Michael Hunter ... Charlie
Edmund Kearney Edmund Kearney ... Dean (as Edmund J. Kearney)
Don Henderson Baker ... Haas
Shawn Michelle Cosby ... 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Depraved Indifference See more »

Filming Locations:

Charleston, South Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,658, 14 April 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$28,658, 14 April 2002
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FGM Entertainment See more »
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Dolby Digital | SDDS

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Goofs

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 »

Soundtracks

Passing Me By
Written by John Sebastian, Mark Sebastian, Steve Boone, Tré Hardson, Fatlip, Imani Wilcox and Romye Robinson
Performed by The Pharcyde
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Not so bad.
10 December 2010 | by insomniac_rodSee all my reviews

Feels like "Cruel Intentions" but spicier. Mia Kirshner was the reason for me to watch the movie. I'm in lust with her. She's physically perfect. Her sexy acting in this movie is great. She even has a steamy but brief sex scene. I got all the Mia I wanted.

I terms of plot, it's very decent. It's one of those teen intriguing thrillers that deals with revenge, envy, sex, etc. The things you are used to live in high school. Heck, even a cop gets in the middle.

Taye Digss's accent has become some sort of cult classic.

I found this movie to be morbid but interesting. That's enough to fit in the teenage 2000's cinema. Don't expect a great plot but it should please your hunger for the "Cruel Intentions" type of movies.


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