Just because they’re rich, doesn’t mean they’ve got it all.
Lily and Amanda were friends growing up. Circumstances pulled them apart, but when they grew older, their paths crossed again.
Amanda is a girl who has no feelings. She never experiences joy, hatred, empathy, or jealousy. Nothing is out of bounds to this empty vessel.
Lily feels everything. She’s an emotional time bomb who is easily pushed to the limit. Her step father, a brutal hard-ass who doesn’t really like his step-daughter, is enough to tip her over the edge.
As the two rich girls come together, a perfect storm for destruction develops. They both want their own ways. And there’s nothing they won’t do to get it.
Thoroughbreds is an intense drama thriller with plenty of black comedy for some added bite. Olivia Cooke (Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl) and Anya Taylor-Joy (Split) star as Amanda and Lily, with support from Anton Yelchin (Star Trek into Darkness) and Paul Sparks (House of Cards) in this debut feature film from director and writer Cory Finley.
The film swept through the Sundance Film Festival garnering glowing reviews, and has drawn comparisons to both Heathers (1988) and American Psycho (2000), suggesting it could well be a future indie classic.