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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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The movie they're watching at the end is The Little Princess. See more »

Goofs

(at around 00:35:00) When Lily opens her eye the cameraman and camera are clearly visible in her pupil's reflection. See more »

Quotes

Amanda: [Lily is crying] There you go.
Lily: What?
Amanda: The technique.
Lily: I'm not using the technique.
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Connections

Featured in Half in the Bag: 2018 Catch-Up (part 1 of 2) (2018) 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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Very good cliche-defying teen film
11 March 2018 | by dwolf77See all my reviews

This film is incredbily entertaining and intriguing from beginning to end. Our two lead actresses both give fantastic performances, as wealthy teenage girls from suburban Connecticut. The story unfolds in a very interesting way and the ending left me satisifed. The cameraweork is stunning, and the direction is great, especially for a directorial debut. It manages to be both comedic and dark and balances the tone quite well. There is one plot line including Anton Yelich that I would have liked to see wrapped up a little better, but it definietely does not take away from the overall enjoyment of the film. This film is intriguing and brings a much-needed spin to a genre that often produces subpar films. You should definitely go watch Thoroughbreds, you will not be dissapointed.


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