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Childhood friends Lily (Anya Taylor-Joy) and Amanda (Olivia Cooke) reconnect in suburban Connecticut after years of growing apart. Lily is now a polished, upper-class teenager at a fancy boarding school; Amanda has turned into a sharp-witted outcast with an attitude. Though they seem at odds, the pair bonds over Lily's contempt for her oppressive stepfather, and they begin to bring out one another's most destructive tendencies. Their ambitions lead them to hire a local hustler and take matters into their own hands to set their lives straight.
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Lily and Amanda are childhood friends who haven't really connected in years, not since the death of Lily's father. But circumstances bring them together again when Amanda's mother arranges for Lily to have a tutoring session with Amanda. It is quickly evident that Amanda isn't exactly normal. She talks and acts weird, which puts Lily off at first. But gradually they begin to reconnect, and it soon becomes clear that Lily isn't exactly normal either.
On a side note, this was Anton Yelchin's last movie. He died in June of 2016, shortly after filming concluded, in a bizarre accident when his parked Jeep Cherokee rolled backward down his steep driveway and pinned him against a brick pillar and security fence.
Recommended for Taylor-Joy and Cooke's performances, which are fascinating, but not much else.
Amanda’s mother (Francie Swift) asks Lily’s mother (Kaili Vernoff) to have Lily tutor Amanda as her grades and behavior are deteriorating. Both girls are cold as ice and Lily’s family home adds to the chill. It is large, quiet and elegant and overseen by Lily’s stepfather, Mark (Paul Sparks). Mark is creepy and demanding. He chastises Lily for talking too loudly and berates her mother. And Lily hates him.
While seemingly different at first, Amanda and Lily come from the same wealthy pod. Amanda has lost all emotion and concern but can “act” if necessary. If you every wanted to know how actors can command tears on request, Amanda provides the methodology. At first brushed off, Amanda asks Lily why she doesn’t just kill Mark if she hates him so much. Then they concoct a plan involving a delusional drug dealer named Tim (Anton Yelchin in one of his final roles). When that goes south, the girls figure they will have to do it themselves.
The movie is a nice early surprise for 2018. It is dark, depraved and deliriously delightful. Recommended.
Well acted; intelligent raw dialogue.
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