Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Olivia Cooke, Anton Yelchin, Paul Sparks, Francie Swift
Story: Drama-thriller directed and written by Cory Finley in his directorial debut. The story centers on childhood friends Lily and Amanda (Anya Taylor-Joy and Olivia Cooke) who reconnect in suburban Connecticut after years of growing apart. Lily has turned into an 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 (Paul Sparks), 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 (Anton Yelchin), and take matters into their own hands to set their lives straight.
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Our Favorite Quote:'The only thing worse than being incompetent or being unkind or being evil is being indecisive.' - Amanda (Thoroughbreds) Click To Tweet
[referring to the movie they’re watching]
Amanda: That’s the worst fake crying I’ve ever seen. She’s just using the technique.
[Amanda starts to cry to prove her point]
Amanda: The technique.
[they’re interrupted by Mark]
Lily: Uh, Amanda, this is my stepdad, Mark.
Mark: How long are you here, Amanda?
Amanda: My mom’s going to pick me up around midnight.
Mark: Midnight’s late for us. I’ll call your mom, she can come pick you up now.
Amanda: She’s busy.
Mark: Doing what?
Amanda: I don’t have any feelings, ever. And that doesn’t necessarily make me a bad person, it just means I have to work a little harder to be good.
Mark: [to Lily] I’m sending you to boarding school. After that you’re off my payroll, princess.
[referring to Mark; to Lily]
Amanda: You hate him. You despise him.
Lily’s Mom: Honey, you can’t go in looking like that.
Mark: I’m fine.
Lily’s Mom: Let me just…
Mark: Am I going to have stand here all day like a robot repeating myself, “I’m fine. I’m fine. I’m fine. I’m fine?”
[referring to Mark]
Amanda: Ever think about just killing him?
Lily: How would you?
Lilly: I think we should do it.
Partygoer: What the hell is he even doing here?
Tim: I am providing you all with early drug experience you will forever cherish. Who the hell are you?
[Tim gets punched in the face]
Tim: How did you find me?
Lily: I asked around.
Tim: That is so fucking unprofessional.
Amanda: You got a gun?
Tim: None of your fucking business.
Amanda: Multiple guns?
Tim: Multiple gun, no! What am I, fucking Rambo?! Yes, I have a gun.
Tim: Why good?
Amanda: Because then Lily has a business proposition for you.
[to Lily; referring to Amanda]
Tim: You got a creepy friend.
Lily: I know.
Amanda: We have a business proposition for you. You have a gun?
Tim: Yes, I have a gun. You don’t know where I come from.
Amanda: Westchester. Admit it.
Tim: You have no idea.
Tim: You’re going to blackmail me into killing your stepdad?
Amanda: [to Tim] I believe in you.
[Tim shakes his head in disdain]
Amanda: [to Lily] If we were going to do this we both need to be far away with airtight alibies.
[referring to the gun he’s pointing at Amanda]
Lily: I didn’t think you’d bring it here.
[Tim then points at Lily]
Tim: You want to hold it?
Lily: No, thanks.
[he offers the gun to Lily]
Amanda: You cannot hesitate. The only thing worse than being incompetent or being unkind or being evil is being indecisive.
Lily: Okay. Shall we?
[referring to his wounded head]
Tim: What am I going to tell my dad?
Amanda: Wear a hat.
[referring to the gun]
Amanda: We’re keeping this, by the way.
Amanda: How does that feel?
Lilly: Really good.
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