The Thinning

Synopsis: "The Thinning" takes place in a post-apocalyptic future where population control is dictated by a high-school aptitude test. When two students (Logan Paul and Peyton List) discover the test is smoke and mirrors hiding a larger conspiracy, they must fight the system to expose it and take it down.
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror
  5 nominations.
81 min


(anxious, pulsating music)

- Okay, remember

what we talked about?

Use the product rule

to find the derivative.

- I can't do this.

(child giggling)

- Hey, Corinne, not now.

Yeah, you can, Simon.

I've seen your scratch work.

Just take your time.

Focus on the equation.

- Okay, I can't learn

this by tomorrow.

I'm totally fried.

Can't you just give 'em to me?

- Simon.

- Please.

(soft, suspenseful music)


- You can't tell

anyone about this.

As soon as the test

is over, destroy it.

You're lucky, that

was my last one.

- Don't you need it?

- No.


- Laina, this is Dr. Perkash,

your mother is asking to be

discharged from the hospital.

- What?

- [Dr. Perkash] She's

not so much asking

as signing herself out of care

against our advice.

- I'll be right there.

Just please try to stall her.

Okay, guys, time to go.

(elevator dings)

- Hi, there they are.

This is perfect.

Can you take that to

the car for mommy?

- [Laina] Mom,

what are you doing?

- I am checking out.

You know what, sweetheart,

I left your markers in my room.

Wanna go to mommy's room

and go get your markers?

- Is mommy coming home?

- Yes, I am.

- Mom, you need to be here,

they can't treat you at home.

- I know.

- [Doctor] Laina,

can I have a word?

- Here, I know

it's not all of it,

but I can get more.

- Oh, um, no, we're past that.

Her white blood cell count is

not doing her any favors.

And this kind of

aggressive depletion

doesn't give us

a lot of options.

- But she can't

come home, right?

She's not gonna get

any better there.

- I think the best thing

any one can do now

is to just keep her comfortable.

I'm sorry.

(mother laughing)

- [Mother] Can you help

me carry my suitcase?

- [Child] Uh huh.

- Hey, I'm gonna make

a run to the kitchen,

want anything?

- No, I'm good Blake,

thanks for asking.

You go ahead.

- All right, thanks man.

- All right.

(anxious, pulsating music)

(growling yell)


- Oh my.

- I honestly think I've done

that to you like 19 times.

- Yeah, well, that's

the last time..

I didn't mean it like that.

- I just, I don't

want to talk about it.

- Ellie, no matter

what happens, I'll...

- I didn't come here

to talk about the test.

Come on, I wanna

show you something.

- Okay.

(car revving)

- [Ellie] Sh! It's a secret.

- [Blake] Come on, Ellie.

(Ellie shushing)

Oh my god.

Ellie we shouldn't

be doing this.

- Calm down.

Live a little.

(Ellie laughing)

- Ellie, did you bring

your bathing suit?

- No. (Laughs)

(both laughing)

Go on.

(water splashing)


- What's wrong?

- I'm scared, Blake.

- Hey, we're in this together.

I'll take care of you.

- Hey, Blake.

You know, I think I do want

something from the kitchen.

I found him at

the Bilski's pool.

- Bilskis?

You want a Pop-Tart?

- No thanks.

- Some people like

to toast these.

But I never have the

patience, you know.

Love 'em.

Did you have fun tonight?

You got anything

going on tomorrow?

Oh wait, my god,

you have a test.

It's test day tomorrow.

I completely forgot myself,

it's so easy to forget

something like that, isn't it?

- I get it.

Hey, sorry.

- Look, there's nothing wrong

with having a little fun

every once in a while,

but you gotta pick your moments.

The night before a

life altering test

it's not the moment.

- Got it.

Solid lecture.

- Almost done.

Now, I know that you

don't really care

what I think about this girl.

- Ellie.

- Ellie, but she's

a distraction.

Now you have tomorrow,

and next year.

And after that you have

the whole rest of your

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