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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.

Director:

Cory Finley

Writer:

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..

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The film has remained in limbo for almost 2 years. Production lasted from May to June 2016, and the film wasn't theatrically released until March 9th, 2018. This was due to a long and extensive festival circuit in 2017, not to mention post-production and marketing. See more »

Goofs

At 01h11 30, when Mark's playing tennis alone, on the first shot, facing him, we can clearly see the playground with almost no tennis balls, when the camera comes his side, the playground is full of tennis balls. See more »

Quotes

Amanda: Well, the shrink would sure like it to be. First it was borderline personality, than severe depression, now she thinks I'm antisocial with schizoid tendencies. She's basically just flipping to random pages of the DSM and throwing medications at me. But at the end of the day, I have a perfectly healthy brain. It just doesn't contain feelings. And that doesn't necessarily make me a bad person. It just means I have to work a little harder than everybody else to be good.
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Crazy Credits

The title is shown at the beginning of the credits, followed by a dedication to Anton Yelchin. See more »

Connections

Featured in Half in the Bag: 2018 Catch-Up (part 1 of 2) (2018) See more »

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Meditation-Memory
Written and Performed by Bryan Lurie
Courtesy of Bryan Lurie
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Very Good Comedy
5 December 2018 | by Native-AnglophoneSee all my reviews

I love how the film has some good lines also, i mean the script. but is mostly lead by the actions and reaction. I love how this film, like the good ones, manages to pull out some wise words in the middle of the bizarre situation. It is as if human beings when in the middle of extreme situations somehow gets his or her reality exposed.


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