By far the most unexpected directorial debut of the year! A fantastic hit by Cory Finley - a Nobel prize winner who’s never worked on any other movie prior! Yes, you heard me right.
Thoroughbreds is a Great, Dark and Suspenseful Comedy with deep morals. This movie is funny, thoughtful, unusual and existential.
As with most of my favourite movies, this was an indie Focus Features film, that I didn’t know much about besides having seen one trailer and remembering nothing except it looking cool. Focus Features always give you something pleasantly surprising that you weren’t quite expecting.
The cinematography, editing and sound design give this film a very unique feeling, it incorporates elements of European and Art-House cinema that I enjoy and gives it a modern spin from a creative voice who hasn’t been tainted by the system.
Imagine your darkest fantasy gone too far. A twisted wish. The nightmare after which you wake up feeling relieved that none of it happened. In a weird way that's some of the emotions that this movie evokes. If you enjoyed "The End of the Fucking World", you'll definitely gonna want to see this, both of them have some overarching/similar themes and nodes, whilst being vastly different at the same time.
Although I don’t want to talk about the plot (because I want everyone reading this to have an equally exciting experience as I had), I will give you some more information.
The acting is stellar, Anya Taylor Joy and Olivia Cooke are the driving force, going in perfect tandem with the overall unsettling tone of the film. Anton Yelchin also gave us a beautiful performance, which makes me even sadder about his death, since he was a wonderful actor with a bright future.
Seriously though, I can not tell you enough about how quirky and stylized this director is. It’s something that can’t quite be described in words. I really hope Cory Finley enjoyed the world of movie making and will surprise us with more brilliant works of his.
If I had to describe “Thoroughbreds” in one word, it would be - unconventional. So, if you like watching fresh movies, to see and experience new things, thoughts and emotions, this is a must!
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