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Breaking the Girls (2012)

Not Rated | | Crime, Thriller | 26 July 2013 (USA)
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Sara, a college student who was slandered by a classmate, finds herself framed for murder by Alex, who initially proposed the perfect, untraceable crime.

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Jamie Babbit

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Credited cast:
Sam Anderson ... Professor Nolan
Shawn Ashmore ... Eric Nolan
Agnes Bruckner ... Sara Ryan
Shanna Collins ... Brooke Potter
Manish Dayal ... Tim
Kate Levering ... Nina Layton
Jennifer Ann Massey ... Jaime Ryan
Billy Mayo ... Jones
Melanie Mayron ... Annie
Tiya Sircar ... Piper Sperling
John Stockwell ... David Layton
Madeline Zima ... Alex Layton
Shaun Daley ... Ben
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Davenia McFadden Davenia McFadden ... Detective Ross
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Sara, a college student who was slandered by a classmate, finds herself framed for murder by Alex, who initially proposed the perfect, untraceable crime.

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Crime | Thriller

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Trivia

In the original screenplay, Detective Ross was to be a male character. See more »

Goofs

The black sports car Sara and Alex drive alternates between a BMW Z4 Cabriolet and a Toyota MR-S. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Professor Nolan: ...which creates an ethical conundrum. But remember, you are defending his right to be a free citizen, not his right kill.
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Connections

References Strangers on a Train (1951) See more »

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Change Of Time
Written and Performed by Josh Ritter
Courtesy of Secret Road Music Services, Inc.
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Give ME a break!!
21 November 2014 | by natashabowiepinkySee all my reviews

There is nothing more satisfying in a movie where there's an unforeseen twist in the tale. It changes your outlook on what occurred before, and befuddles your brain as you try to make sense of the new state of affairs. It may even make you want to watch the film again, to see if this reinterpretation of the material adds to the viewing experience.

Breaking The Girls, a really REALLY dumb film attempts three such tasks... and fails miserably with each one. Rather than have you gasping with admiration for how the director manages the process, here you'll be shaking your head with disbelief as how desperate he is to put some pseudo intellectualism onto this mess. Sorry, dude. No matter how much whipped cream you add... a turd is still a turd.

This is, after all, a film that believes a girl who's been straight all her life can become a lesbian overnight because of a bad break-up and losing her job. I don't think it quite works like that. As for the whole 'swap murders' plot as first introduced in that Hitchcock classic Strangers On A Train, here you'd THINK it would perform the function of being the main plot... but NOPE.

Instead we are 'treated' to an alphabet soup of boring conversations, scenes that go nowhere and people doing something smart one minute, and incredibly dumb the next. ALL the focus seems to be on these stupid twists... Which don't work, and lead to more questions than answers. And besides, seeing as how we have zero emotional investment in these bland, no-dimensional characters, what difference would they make, anyway? 4/10


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Language:

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Release Date:

26 July 2013 (USA) See more »

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