Thoroughbreds

I love Dexter, the all American psycho from the Showtime series based off a set of books. I never imagined I’d be thinking about what he’d be like if he were a teenage girl in high school. Now I feel like I have a sense of what he’d have been like.

The film follows two girls (Olivia Cooke and Anya Taylor-Joy) who have formed a rather strange friendship. One confesses to be psychopathic (not in so many words, but again, I’ve read Dexter, I recognize it). The other is hiding some pretty serious details about her life, including her utter hatred for her stepdad. Long story short, the girls plan to kill said stepdad, and rope in a local drug dealer (Anton Yelchin *tear*) to pull it off.

I often complain about weird tones in movies, but this is one of those cases where the weird tone served the film. It’s supposta be unsettling, and there’s a strange humor in that. Our three leads were great, although I generally prefer nice guy Anton over bad boy Anton. I’m just gonna choose to believe he went out on Green Room instead of this one.

It felt as though the film was building at a slow and steady pace and then abruptly got to its conclusion. I would have liked to see it savor the final act a bit more. Still, this is likely your best bet at this current weekend of mediocre wide releases.

Thoroughbreds – \m/ \m/ \m/

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