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Childhood friends Lily (Anya Taylor-Joy) and Amanda (Olivia Cooke) reconnect in suburban Connecticut after years of growing apart. Lily is now a polished, upper-class teenager at a fancy boarding school; Amanda has turned into a sharp-witted outcast with an attitude. Though they seem at odds, the pair bonds over Lily's contempt for her oppressive stepfather, and they begin to bring out one another's most destructive tendencies. Their ambitions lead them to hire a local hustler and take matters into their own hands to set their lives straight.
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Critics Consensus: Thoroughbreds juggles genres with panache, delivering a well-written and refreshingly unpredictable entry in the teen thriller genre.
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Common Sense Says
Well-acted amorality tale explores youth, privilege, murder.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Thoroughbreds is an indie drama about two teenage girls who plan a murder in affluent, suburban Connecticut. The movie has been compared to American Psycho, Heathers, and Heavenly Creatures because of the way it explores an intense (female) friendship and how it shows that a lack of emotion and empathy can lead to disaster. It has a couple of bloody, disturbing scenes, but only one sequence involves violence taking place on camera (the two leads threaten and injure a man who's left with a bloody head wound). Other scenes make it obvious that violence took place off camera, and in one scene, a character's gloves and clothes are splattered with blood. There's lots of strong language (mostly "f--k," "s--t," etc.) and some innuendo, but no romance. Parents and teens who watch Thoroughbreds together will have plenty to discuss afterward: the depiction of status/privilege, the amorality of what the main characters plan, and the sense of entitlement that teens tend to project.
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- Genre:Drama, Thriller
- Release Date:March 9, 2018
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