Dark comedy about rich girls who plot a murder has just landed on Netflix
A dark comedy film has just landed on Netflix, called Thoroughbreds. The film is about two rich girls who bond over a dark plan they conjure up together.
The thriller film was first released in the US in 2017 and the UK in 2018, but was added to Netflix on Friday. It focuses around two upperclass high school students, Amanda and Lily. Amanda is convinced she has no feelings of emotion whatsoever. She was charged with animal cruelty when she euthanised her injured horse with a knife. Whereas Lily is at that point in her life where she feels as though she has heightened feelings towards everything.
Amanda reconnects with her old friend Lily, who is experiencing troubles with her abusive step-father, Mark. Amanda casually poses the idea of killing Mark, which Lily at first brushes off as crazy. But then Mark enrols Lily into an all-girls correctional boarding school, which is the final straw. She then reconsiders Amanda’s idea and the dark plot is set into motion.
The 2017 synopsis for the film’s release says: “Childhood friends Lily and Amanda reconnect in suburban Connecticut after years of growing apart. Lily has turned into a polished upper-class teenager who has 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 eventually bond and hatch a plan to solve both of their problems.”
The Netflix synopsis says: “Rich teens Lily and Amanda rekindle a friendship and discover a common passion: They both hate Lily’s despicable step-father. A killer plan is born.”
The film is one hour and 33 minutes long and stars Olivia Cooke (Bates Motel, Vanity Fair), Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch, Peaky Blinders) and Anton Yelchin (Star Trek).
Watch the trailer for Thoroughbreds on Netflix here:
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