Breaking the Girls

Synopsis: Sara, a college student who was slandered by a classmate, finds herself framed for murder by Alex, who initially proposed the perfect, untraceable crime.
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Director(s): Jamie Babbit
Production: IFC Films
Rotten Tomatoes:
83 min

Which creates an ethical conundrum.

But remember, you are defending

his right to be a free citizen

not his right to kill.

Enough theorizing.

Let's look at a case that gets us

to start thinking practically.

Sara, why don't you tell us about

California vs. Chris Albanese?


In the Albanese brothers case,

the judge, our own Professor Nolan

ruled against Chris Albanese

who's now serving a life sentence

for the brutal murder of his brother.

The defense plead

temporary insanity,

but the jury and judge

Nolan found Chris guilty

because there was evidence that he

had been planning the murder for years.

I think the defense missed

a serious opportunity here.

Yes, it was premeditated, but

it was committed in self-defense,

and that would have given him

a very different sentence.

Thank you, Sara.

Alright. Let's start

by looking on page eight.

MacDonald vs. Chicago.

There's a precedent there.

Thanks kid, I'll see you Sunday.

Great job today.

Thank you.

See you, Dad.

You never miss your Sunday dinners, huh?

It's kinda adorable.


don't go thinking I'm a softie.

Number of thwarts?

I will take you down.

Oh, it's on.

Don't care how many jobs you have, Sara,

I expect this one to be a priority.

One more, Tim?

I'm good, Sara. I've got

a lot of studying to do tonight.

Actually you know what?

I'll just take one more.


So when am I gonna be able

to buy you a drink?

You know I can't drink on the job.

Well how about after the job?

It never seems to be an after.


Hey, wanna get naked?

Alright, you know what?

Sober up, go to the library.

Sorry about that.

Thanks for getting

rid off that douchebag.

It's one of my favorite

parts of the job.

What are you drinking?

It's on the house.

Jack and Coke.


I'm Alex, by the way.

I'm Sara.

Let me know if you

want another one of these.

Three Jack and Cokes?

Alex Layton?

Brooke Potter.

You and I met at the Reynolds

party in Brentwood.

Did we?

I really don't remember.

It's so funny we ran into you,

We're going to the same

art opening tonight.

Isn't Nina Layton your dad's wife?

Her work is amazing.

Yeah, it's okay.

$ 18.

Here you go.

Well, it was really nice

to see you again.

Excuse me...

Sara, I'm gonna need you to come in here

to review the register's receipts with me.

Hey, lady.

The lady is off work.

Need a ride somewhere?

I live in Carmine.

It's not that far.

Undergrad housing, huh?

That must be fun.

Yeah, if you're into

rose retarded frat boys.

Who says that I'm into boys?

Have a drink with me.

You know what? I've had a really

shitty day. I'm just gonna go home.

Oh, come on. I'll make it better.


Are you sure you should

be driving right now?

Probably not.

Why don't I drive you home?

That would be great.

You are a real peach,

you know that?

This is a nice house.

My decorator really crushed it,

don't you think?


Relax, it looks like you want to rip

the heads off of all your Barbie dolls.

That actually sounds like

a lot of fun right now.

Why are you so stressed out?

That stupid girl from the bar.

Which one?

That Brooke girl.

The one that was kissing your ass.

Uh, what a bore.

- Yeah well, she just got me fired.

- Well f*** her.

I think it's because her

boyfriend I don't know,

maybe has a crush

on me or something.

Well, who wouldn't?

So, who is the guy?

Eric Nolan

First and last name, huh?

Guess you like him.

I don't know. I mean,

we haven't done anything.

It's just that Brooke is a psycho.

And she ratted me out to my boss

That I've been taking

money from the tip jar.

It's not like I was selling babies

to support my drug habit or anything

It's just taking

a few extra dollars.

That girl is not even cute.

She just acts cute.


I know what you need.

This is for you, alright?

Okay, it's your turn.

Come here.

- Are you serious?

- Yeah.

Go for it.

Don't hit me.

- You feel better?

- Yeah.

- Okay good. We're going to a party.

- What party?

Don't worry. I've got a cute dress

you will look great in.

Appetizing, isn't it?

What do you think of this twisted

garbage? Oh, Nina, the artist.

I didn't see you there.

What a wonderful surprise.

Alex, why do you insist on

embarrassing yourself in public?

Wow, that dress,

it really screams, "F*** me. "

Having fun while David is away, huh?

This is my opening and my night.

Please don't make it about you.

- What was that all about?

- It's boring.

Yeah, she's my stepmother and yeah,

she's only five years older than us.

How did she meet your dad?

Oh, that's the kicker. Through me.

We used to date.


Thank you.

When I was interning at Vogue, Nina

was the photographer's assistant.

And I invited her up to my dad's

place for the weekend.

The only thing she packed was a

teeny-tiny little black bathing suit.

He took one look at her, and they

were engaged a few months later.

Gold digging b*tch.

Oh, look. It's Princess

Leia and her Jedi knight.

Let's go say hi.

- No.

- Oh, yes. Let's go.

- This is great.

- Yeah, sounds good.

I'm gonna get a drink.

- Hey, kittycats.

- Hi.

Sara, is this the guy you

were telling me about?

You've got great taste.

I'm not great with compliments,

but thanks.

I didn't know you were bar tending

the opening too, Sara.

I'm actually not

bar tending anymore.

- Why not?

- I think you know why not.

Well, it's been delightful,

but we gotta go get a drink. Bye.

I know Sara is really pretty, but

you don't have to flirt with her

right in front of me.

Give me a break. We're just friends.

Yeah, friends who've wanted to f***

each other for like three years.

Are you serious?

Don't talk to me.


We're leaving.

Oh, this is classy.

Have fun with her.

Are you okay?

Do you need some help with that?

Don't you have to look

after your girlfriend?

She left.

I'm sorry.

I'm really not.

Come on, let's get her up.

Let's go.

- She do this a lot?

- No, I just barely met her.

Well, don't worry. My friends gave me tons

of practice. I'm great with dead weight.

I'm up.

I just needed a little disco nap.

- I wanna party.

- You got her?

- Do you guys wanna party?

- Yes, let's...

- Eric likes to dance.

- I do, I like to dance.

Eric, you're hot.

- He's sexy, Sara. Good taste. Come here.

- No.

- You're sexy too.

- No.

Liquid courage.

You're sexy too.

How hot is she, Eric?

You're so hot.

Come on, just playing.

Eric won't mind.

Hey, let's go to the pool.

I wanna go swimming.

I'll keep all the lights out.

Just for you guys.


I'm going in.

You coming?

It's getting chilly in here. Maybe you

should go home to your girlfriend.

Yeah, maybe I should.


You can just pour the

coffee all over me.

It's actually not coffee.

It's a hangover cure that I made.

Powder Ginger from your kitchen

and thyme from your front yard.

I didn't realize that I was

sleeping next to a hippie girl.

Actually I'm really not a hippie chick, but

I grew up with a supper hippie aunt

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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