Breaking The Girls (2013)
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Babbitt loves her actors and gives them fun stuff to do. If she works with similar themes in the future, I hope she gives her performers and her clearly fertile imagination more room to play.
[Zima] saves some of this plodding thriller - a police investigation alone seems to go on forever - but not enough to make the steaminess pay off.
What remains is a bland, perfunctory erotic thriller that lacks the courage of its would-be-trashy convictions ...
It woefully lacks subtlety and suspense, and its characters aren't the least bit sympathetic.
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What appears to want to be an erotic thriller is lessened by two things: there is absolutely no nudity in this movie, though there are tons of opportunities to display such, thus muting any eroticism they are trying to promote, and just having two females kissing each other without any sense of lust or attraction does not make for eroticism either. This is just a bland money grab story that is not difficult to figure out and not very well acted either.
Atmospheric and suspenseful, Breaking the Girls is a B-grade version of a Hitchcockian thriller. After being fired from her job law student Sara Ryan is befriended by a rich socialite, but the friendship soon turns dark when the two begin to talk about forming a murder pact. Both Agnes Bruckner and Madeline Zima give strong performances; particularly Zima, whose role is quite demanding. And there's some mystery and intrigue to the murder plots (even though they're rather formulaic). Yet overall, Breaking the Girls is a mediocre crime drama that's pretty by-the-numbers.
Sadly, Madeline Zima has been type-cast to the same drunk, manipulative monster. Otherwise, I enjoyed the movie. Another good one for those nights when your are up late.
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