CAST: Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy, Anton Yelchin, Paul Sparks DIRECTOR: Cory Finley CAPTIONED ON WEDNESDAYS | ENDS APRIL 5
Childhood friends Lily and Amanda reconnect in suburban Connecticut after years of growing apart. Lily has turned into a polished, upper-class teenager, with a fancy boarding school on her transcript and a coveted internship on her resume; Amanda has developed a sharp wit and her own particular attitude, but all in the process of becoming a social outcast. Though they initially seem completely at odds, the pair bond over Lily's contempt for her oppressive stepfather, Mark, and as their friendship grows, they begin to bring out one another's most destructive tendencies. Their ambitions lead them to hire a local hustler, Tim, and take matters into their own hands to set their lives straight.
Thoroughbreds is not for the faint of heart. It's a psychological thriller that explores what human nature is capable of when drained of all empathy and remorse, surviving instead on practised smiles, crocodile tears and self-serving impulses.Gayle MacDonald, Globe and Mail
Like Amanda, Thoroughbreds has a disturbingly self-aware quality; it feigns normalcy, tricking us into thinking we know what to expect, only to withhold it.Margot Harrison, Seven Days
If you don't mind your movies nasty, brutish, and slight, you couldn't ask for a more delectable chocolate-covered razor blade.Inkoo Kang, TheWrap