Bred and Buttered (Movie Thoughts: Thoroughbreds)

thrTalk about chatty. I have always been an advocate for films when there is more talk than ‘action,’ but I do think certain movies need the latter more. ‘Thoroughbreds’ is more talk than action, and this time, I thought it wasn’t a fit. Writer/Director Cory Finley relied more words here, and even though he has two good young actors (Olivia Cooke and Anya Taylor Joy) recite those words well, and make you believe in them, the plot of the film was just asking for something big, bold, and bombastic and it just fizzled there. The best thing about the film, for me, though, is an inspired performance from the late Anton Yelchin in one of his last film roles. I had a crush on him when he was younger, and here he shows the acting chops a lot of people will miss. Not much of a takeaway, but one nonetheless.

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