What do you feel?
Amanda (Olivia Cooke) feels nothing. Never joy, hate, love. She's just good at pretending. When a former friend, Lily (Anya Taylor-Joy) comes back in her life as a tutor, Amanda see's that Lily's seemingly perfect life isn't so. She hates her stepfather, Mark. (Paul Sparks) Amanda suggests killing him, and Lily at the end of her rope considers it.
This was at Sundance last year, and it's Anton Yelchin's final film. Of course I wanted to see it for him at the very least. He plays a skeezy drug dealer, but still.
Thoroughbreds is an interesting take on unlikely friendships. Both Cooke and Taylor-Joy excel in their roles. When I saw the previews, I wondered whether or not they should've switched characters just based on what I had seen them in previously, but they were perfect where they are. A film like this would fail of the lead actresses couldn't carry their parts, because really a lot of the scenes are just Amanda and Lily talking, but these two are wonderful.
The film has a very interesting score and that also sets it apart. At times the film comes up short, but overall I really enjoyed it. I'm still shocked my theater got this in the first place. Per Box Office Mojo this only opened in around 500 theaters this week.
Memorable Quote: "Were you using the technique?" - Lily (Anya Taylor-Joy)