Thoroughbreds

Thoroughbreds

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Catalogue no: DJ5028

Media: DVD

Classification: M

Category: Film

Genre: Drama

Barcode: 9317731139826

No of Discs: 1

Language: English, German

Year: 2018

Release Date: 17-10-2018

Availability: In stock

$14.95
Childhood friends Lily (Anya Taylor-Joy) and Amanda (Olivia Cooke) reconnect in suburban Connecticut after years of growing apart. Lily is n
Childhood friends Lily (Anya Taylor-Joy) and Amanda (Olivia Cooke) reconnect in suburban Connecticut after years of growing apart. Lily is no 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.

Additional Information

Actors Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy, Anton Yelchin, Paul Sparks
Director Cory Finley
Producer Kevin J. Walsh
Aspect Ratio 2.40:1 anamorphic Widescreen
Video Encoding PAL
Audio Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0 (DVS)
Region 2, 4, 5
Runtime 90

Digitales Reviews

Thoroughbreds Review by Digitales Film Club
Star
While I certainly applaud the efforts, it was evident that this was a directorial debut that could’ve benefited from some more experience. Thoroughbreds skims the surface of that which it promises to deliver. The slow and nonchalant nature of the film overtook a lot of the opportunity for shock factor, dialogue and context. It all seems rather rushed, but slow at the same time, glossing over important backstory to instead give the audience a snapshot of the present day without allowing us the opportunity to decide whether or not we’re invested in the story. While it’s certainly a very watchable film, there was not quite enough Heathers and not quite enough American Psycho for me. - Mali

Originally written as a play, Thoroughbreds is well written but doesn’t quite land the transition from stage to screen. Tonally all over the place, this has the plot of a crime thriller, the score of a horror movie, and dialogue filled with comedic moments. While it’s possible to juggle all these genres, this film didn’t quite pull it off. There was something lacking that left this falling flat a lot of the time. However, the film is backed by an engaging narrative and great dialogue, along with some solid laughs. The direction this took the two main characters was clever, and the great performances by the cast carried this through. I ended up enjoying this a lot despite also feeling like it left a lot to be desired. - Liam

Keywords used to describe this movie:

Satirical. Bland. Uncertain. Deadpan. Surprising. Funny. Dark. Sardonic. Lacking.

Would you recommend it to a friend?

Perhaps – It’s an enjoyable movie, but don’t go in expecting a masterpiece. (Posted on 2/11/2018)