Thoroughbreds is a 2017 American dark comedy thriller film directed by Cory Finley.
Starring Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy, Anton Yelchin, Paul Sparks, Francie Swift, Kaili Vernoff, Svetlana Orlova, Alyssa Fishenden, Jackson Damon, James Haddad and others.
Focus Features on Monday, February 26, 2018 released the trailer:
THOROUGHBREDS - Official Trailer 2 - In Theaters March 9.
In suburban Connecticut, upper-class high schooler Amanda (Olivia Cooke) euthanizes her crippled horse with a knife, resulting in charges of animal cruelty.
Sometime later, Amanda arrives at the home of the more popular and academically inclined Lily (Anya Taylor-Joy). The girls were previously 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 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.
Lily lives with her mother, Cynthia (Francie Swift), and stepfather, Mark (Paul Sparks), an abusive man she hates. One night, Amanda asks if Lily has ever thought about killing Mark, upsetting Lily. However, tensions flare between Lily and Mark when Mark enrolls Lily in a boarding school for girls with behavioral issues. After seeing him berate Cynthia, Lily reconsiders and calls Amanda about the notion of killing him. She proposes that Amanda perform the murder as Amanda would not experience guilt. However, Amanda believes that her pending animal-cruelty trial would make her an immediate suspect. They decide instead to blackmail drug dealer Tim (Anton Yelchin) into murdering Mark while the two girls are out of town. The night of the planned murder, Tim arrives on the property but leaves without killing Mark. The girls agree not to contact Tim again, as his own criminal history will prevent him from alerting the police. Lily impulsively prepares to kill Mark herself but is talked out of it by Amanda.
Here is the full cast and characters of Thoroughbreds.
The film Thoroughbreds was scheduled to be released on January 21, 2017 (Sundance, 2017 Sundance Film Festival), on March 9, 2018 (United States) and on August 9, 2018 (Germany) by Focus Features, Parco Co. Ltd., Universal Pictures International (UPI), Filmostrada and Universal Pictures Spain.
The duration of the film is 92 minutes. With a budget of $4 million, the film grossed over $3 million.
The film Thoroughbreds is rated with "R" rating.
Thoroughbreds filming. Principal photography began on May 9, 2016, in the Massachusetts towns of Cohasset, Tewksbury, Scituate, Westwood, and Wellesley, concluding on June 5, 2016, 14 days before Yelchin died.
Thoroughbreds got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.7. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 86.
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