Starring: Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy, Anton Yelchin, Paul Sparks
Director: Cory Finley
Runtime: 1 hour, 32 minutes
Comedy | Crime | Drama | 2017
I would not call this a comedy, other than that the fact that a lot of the conversations and interactions between the characters are awkward, that’s about all that’s comedic about this movie. With Olivia Cooke and Anya Taylor-Joy as the two main characters, it’s pretty obvious that I was going to be watching a movie full of awkward conversations and one liners that are meant to be funny but just fall off as awkward (I can’t think of a better word here) bantor.
The newly kindled relationship between the two girls was refreshing to watch, and the fact that they were planning the murder of her step-father was interesting, but that’s about all this movie has to offer. Not once is a real reason given as to why she wants her step-father dead, other than the fact that she’s a teenage girl who doesn’t want to do what the adult says to do. Yes, I believed Paul Sparks’ character was definitely strange, but that’s about it. Not once does he touch her in any way, just pisses her off. I guess you don’t piss off teenage girls that have money.
Since Anton Yelchin was in this movie, I’m wondering when filming started since he died over two years ago. This isn’t the first movie to be released well after all the filming is done. I remember several years ago watching a movie because we had heard Matt Damon was in it. Well, this movie (I can’t remember the name, Margaret or something like that) was obviously filmed at least a decade before it came out, because Matt Damon was younger than he was in The Bourne movies.
Thoroughbreds isn’t a bad movie, just one that’s not very eventful or exciting. I’m glad that the runtime was only 92 minutes, because I’m not sure I would have the attention span to last longer than that. The ending was one that I didn’t guess to happen, but still good for the story line. I’ll give this movie an “okay” rating. I wouldn’t choose to watch it again.
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