Thoroughbreds

Synopsis: Two upper-class teenage girls in suburban Connecticut rekindle their unlikely friendship after years of growing apart. Together, they hatch a plan to solve both of their problems-no matter what the cost.
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Cory Finley
Production: Focus Features
  1 win & 7 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.9
Metacritic:
75
Rotten Tomatoes:
86%
R
Year:
2017
92 min
Website
442 Views

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[SEAGULLS SQUAWKING]

[DOG BARKING]

[CRICKETS CHIRPING]

[LOUD CLANKING]

[RUMBLING]

[HORSE SNORTS]

[METAL CLINKS]

[DOG BARKING]

[DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING]

[SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING]

[CAR DOOR OPENS]

[CAR DOOR CLOSES]

[DOOR BELL DINGS]

[DOOR CLOSES]

WOMAN:
Wait here.

Lily!

MAN:
I'll be right there.

[DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING]

WOMAN:
Lily!

[DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING]

WOMAN:
Lily!

[DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING]

WOMAN:
Lily!

[DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING]

Hi, Lily.

Hi. Uh,

I'm sorry, you just...

Is this your sword?

Uh, no.

It's, uh,

it's my stepdad's.

You look different.

Yeah?

You look good.

Thanks.

So do you...

Well, okay, should we, uh,

get started?

[PENDULUM CLOCK TICKING]

AMANDA:
"Despite his lack

of experience in the field,

Jared's contributions

to the project

were spectral."

LILY:
And does that make sense?

Is Jared a ghost?

- LILY:
No.

- How do you know?

It doesn't say

he's not a ghost.

Um...

so the answer is B,

"significant".

- This test is intolerable.

- You're doing great.

I'm better at applied skills.

- I have business savvy.

- Totally.

AMANDA:
I think my best option

at this point

would be to skip college

and just to sort of

- Steve Jobs my way through life.

- That's an idea.

AMANDA:

You're good at this, though.

Better than my actual tutor.

How much are you charging?

What are you talking about?

I'm not charging you.

We're hanging out.

Okay. So, uh,

moving on

to passage comprehension.

Do you wanna read, or should I?

You start.

Okay.

"From Paul Revere

to the Marlboro Man,

one image has maintained

a firm hold

on the American imagination.

As closely tied to notions of

liberty as any flag or eagle,

the horse..."

You know what, actually

this is longer than we need.

Let's do a short one.

Do you have any food here?

[UPBEAT MUSIC PLAYING]

LILY:
So, yeah,

I'm lucky to be at a school

that values

learning outside

of the classroom.

And you just finished

all your classwork early?

- LILY:
Yup.

- Was it hard?

No.

Trying to wrap my head

around mutual funds

and credit swaps

was the hard part.

Anyway...

Shall we?

Leave it.

I'm sorry

if I acted funny

about that passage.

AMANDA:
It's only weird

if you make it weird.

Well, I just figured

you might not wanna

talk about it.

- Why?

- LILY:
Well,

I guess you're...

feeling a lot of...

feelings, uh, right now.

It's fresh.

Well, that's the funny thing,

actually.

- I really don't.

- Don't what?

Feel anything.

Like, you're numb?

Like you don't have

any negative feelings...

Like I don't have

any feelings, ever.

[SCOFFS]

- Sure, you do.

- I mean...

sometimes I feel hungry

or tired.

But, like, joy, guilt?

I really don't have

any of those.

I don't understand.

Yeah, it's hard to explain.

It's really only recently

that I've been able

to admit it to myself.

Because I've gotten so good

at watching

and imitating

other people's emotions

that I sort of tricked myself

into believing I have them,

but I don't.

So that's a, um...

AMANDA:
A what?

A disorder or something?

Oh. Well,

the shrink would sure

like it to be.

First it was borderline

personality,

then severe depression,

yesterday, she said

it was antisocial

with schizoid tendency.

She's basically just flipping

to random pages of the DSM-5

and throwing medications at me.

But I have a perfectly

healthy brain.

It just doesn't

contain feelings.

And that doesn't necessarily

make me a bad person.

It just means I have to work

a little harder

than everyone else to be good.

[PHONE ALARM RINGING]

Oh, uh...

[RINGING CONTINUES]

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