Many of us at MM were mightily impressed by ‘Thoroughbreds’, the directorial debut of Cory Finley at London Film Festival where it received its European premiere, declaring the film a wicked, understated delight in our four-star review.
Ahead of its official UK bow on 9th March 2018. Universal Pictures have unleashed a new trailer today, emphasising its deliciously dark humour and the contrasting personalities of Anya Taylor-Joy’s pristine teen and Olivia Cooke’s social outcast.
Also starring the late Anton Yelchin, we really hope this finds a devoted audience next year.
‘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.’