"This remarkable debut unfolds like American Psycho meets Heathers as directed by a young and extremely class-conscious Park Chan-wook." – IndieWire
Amanda is a certified school pariah, the girl who everyone knows murdered her own horse. She’s an unlikely match for preppy overachiever Lily, but the childhood besties reconnect when the unnervingly straight-shooting Amanda confesses her sociopathy. Lily is thrilled by the way her friend cuts through the bullshit of their upper-crust society and when Amanda suggests an audacious plan to murder Lily’s appalling stepfather, it suddenly seems like the most natural thing in the world.
Olivia Cooke (last seen at MIFF in Me and Earl and the Dying Girl in 2015) and Anya Taylor-Joy (memorable from her role as Thomasin in MIFF 2015’s The Witch) are phenomenal as the two girls, and Anton Yelchin (Porto, MIFF 2017) proves once again what a talent was lost with his death. Writer/director Cory Finley – adapting his own stage play – displays a remarkable craft for a first-timer, his structural precision and theatricality recalling the best of Hal Hartley or Whit Stillman.
"Cory Finley’s delightfully vicious and mind-bogglingly confident first feature is a pitch-black comedy about the danger of being around people of privilege when they first start to figure that out." – IndieWire
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