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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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 ... 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


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Rated R for disturbing behavior, bloody images, language, sexual references, and some drug content | See all certifications »

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A scene shows one of the characters playing Chess. Anya Taylor-Joy also stars in The Queen's Gambit (2020), about a Chess prodigy. See more »

Goofs

When Lily surfaces from holding her breath underwater you can see someone in shorts standing in the background to the right. See more »

Quotes

Amanda: You should be honest about your feelings. Otherwise it starts coming out in passive-aggressive ways.
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Crazy Credits

The sound of an Ergometer rowing machine is heard at the end of the credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The IMDb Show: Ep. 117: Olivia Cooke (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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Excellent comedy
20 June 2019 | by zaimjaylennSee all my reviews

And the joke is on the older generation. Interestingly, the cool calculated facade breaks down as soon as push comes to shove and the unity disappears, but watch for yourself. Bonus points: the babes are attractive. This isn't Ghostbusters.


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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

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,224,430, 11 March 2018

Gross USA:

$3,072,605

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,187,255
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2.39 : 1
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