This Movie Will Make You Feel Everything

thor·ough·bred

/THərōˌbred/

adjective

1. (of a horse) of pure breed, especially of a breed originating from English mares and Arab stallions and widely used as racehorses.

synonyms: purebred, pedigree, pure-blooded

"Pure-blooded" only scratches the surface of the meaning of this word.

One girl feels everything. The other feels nothing.

Two girls go on a wild ride in the new movie Thoroughbreds, and it’s an adventure their audience goes on with them. 

What starts off seeming like a normal friendship takes a turn that no one could have predicted. Thoroughbreds, right from the first scene, is artistic and thrilling. Even after watching just the first few minutes, it was clear to me that this was going to be a movie to be talked about. Two girls, more different than night and day, strike up this century’s strangest friendship. The contrast between the two of them was crafted so artistically and the actresses who portrayed them couldn't have done a better job.

Lily, portrayed by Anya Taylor-Joy, seems like your typical golden child who goes to private school. She’s prim, proper, and posh.

Amanda, portrayed by Olivia Cooke, is the complete opposite. She has unruly curly brown hair, showers sometimes, and has no friends. Oh, and did I mention she killed a horse?

The two girls were once childhood friends who drifted apart, but fate reunites them in an unexpected way and we find out that our first impressions of the girls may not be what it seems.

Thoroughbreds has similar vibes to Get Out from the visuals to the music. It has you on your toes, anticipating the next move that the girls make, but always takes a turn just when you think you’ve got everything figured out. Both movies have a deeper message they are trying to convey and use dark themes and dark humor to do it.

This movie shows that two girls left to their own devices are capable of anything—and everything.

The film's plot itself is extraordinary, but the cinematography and costume design are also what makes this indie thriller so great—every detail told a story, not just the dialogue. Filled with incredible wit and sarcastic humor, Thoroughbreds will have you laughing out loud one second and send chills up your spine the next.

Thoroughbreds made me feel, well, everything.