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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

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

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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 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 01h16, when Amanda drinks the glass of fruit, we can clearly hear she put it back on the table before falling asleep, on the next shot, when Lily leaves, the glass has vanished. See more »

Quotes

Mark: How long are you here, Amanda?
Amanda: My mom's gonna pick me up around midnight.
Mark: Midnight's late for us. I'll call your mom, she can come pick you up now.
Amanda: She's busy.
Mark: Doing what?
AmandaMark: Chemotherapy.
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Crazy Credits

There are no opening credits aside from the main title. See more »

Connections

References D.O.A. (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Sila
Written by Ian Campeau, Tim Hill (as Timothy Hill), Bear Witness (as Ehren Thomas) & Tanya Tagaq (as Tanya Tagaq Gillis)
Performed by A Tribe Called Red featuring Tanya Tagaq
Courtesy of The Greater Goods Co.
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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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