- R (for disturbing behavior, bloody images, language, sexual references, and some drug content.)
- Running time:
- 90 minutes
Childhood friends Lily and Amanda reconnect in suburban Connecticut after years of growing apart. Lily has turned into a polished, upper-class teenager, with 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 bond over Lily's contempt for her oppressive stepfather, Mark, and as their friendship grows, they begin to bring out one another's most destructive tendencies. Their ambitions lead them to hire a local hustler, Tim, and take matters into their own hands to set their lives straight.
- Release date:
- March 9, 2018
- Quick review:
- Effectively creepy black comedy about a prep school teen (Anya Taylor-Joy) who befriends a sociopath (Olivia Cooke) and begins plotting against her hostile stepfather. Taylor-Joy and Cooke make the most of arch dialogue from playwright Cory Finley, making his feature debut as writer and director.