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Breaking The Girls Reviews

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½ December 18, 2015
if this movie had even a B-list cast this could have been an oscar worthy movie. this earns its points sheerly on plot and plot twists
November 15, 2015
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.
Super Reviewer
½ July 25, 2015
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.
½ December 21, 2014
A film with many plot twists and interesting developments. Worth watching.
October 18, 2014
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.
August 10, 2014
sorry,plot holes and all, this was delicious.
no complaints.
½ July 9, 2014
Breaking the Girls [US, 2013] Crazy twists, crazy characters. 3/10
June 24, 2014
love this movie if you like this kind of movie
½ May 1, 2014
It has a well written story, but it tries way too hard to be suspenseful. It adds twists and turns at unnecessary times. The characters have no emotion throughout the film. Zima is just really good at playing the stereotypical psycho bitch, other than that the characters are just kind of doing things.
March 25, 2014
An erotic thriller with too many twists
March 2, 2014
Watched the last 60mins in fast forward!
½ February 23, 2014
Good movie keeps you guessing till the very end
½ February 19, 2014
Acting wasn't the best but I thought the plot was actually pretty good. I liked the way the plot twisted to a very revealing ending. Better acting and Directing and it would have made a ten but I gave it a 6 1/2 maybe 7.
January 29, 2014
cheap knock-of of the movie Wild Things
January 18, 2014
Surprise, surprise...
January 4, 2014
Breaking the girls is an OK drama about two girls getting revenge on their enemies that they hate. So they plan to kill the other ones they don't like. C+
December 14, 2013
Pretty horrible, no matter how you look at it. Generally bad acting. Predictable outcome. Not particularly thrilling and not erotic . . . I didn't expect this to be great, by any means, but I didn't think it would be as bad as it was. Skip.
November 26, 2013
One line summary: Lesbian relationship with a psychotic liar has bad consequences.


Parties, booze, back biting bad behaviour set at a school with a law program.

Sara (from the lower class) is on scholarship and works more than one job. She and Eric like one another. Brooke wants Eric to herself. Alex (from old money) is a lesbian Cassanova who wants Sara because she's straight and because she thinks Sara is vulnerable. Brooke (another privileged young woman) gets Sara fired from her job, which gets her scholarship revoked, and gets her kicked out of housing. Alex's step mom (real mom died in swimming pool) is five years older than Alex, and quite nasty to Alex (like don't visit home without calling first). The heat comes from Alex's father, though.

So, Brooke and Nina are the obvious targets. Sarah despises Brooke, and Alex despises Nina. So, Sara and Alex discuss this, but not really at any length.

Alex kills Brooke and frames Sara, then kills her father and frames Sara. Nice.

Were there important missing pieces that Sara needs to know about? Will Sara be able to extricate herself from the murder charges? Will everything we think we know be thrown out in the last three minutes?

Cinematography: 8/10 Mostly fine; camera a bit wobbly now and then.

Sound: 8/10 OK.

Acting: 2/10 The only good acting I saw in this film came from Sam Anderson and John Stockwell; both performances were short. The other performances were between sub-par and bad. The relationship between Alex and Sara was not believable. Shawn Ashmore does better with a stronger director.

Screenplay: 4/10 Derivative and boring. For a bright person trained in the law, Sara navigates her situation very poorly. The exposition of motivation was not all that good, and the poor acting did not help. The turnaround in the plot at the end was a fairly nice touch in terms of plot, but was also yet another full-scale affirmation of corruption. There were so many in this film.
November 23, 2013
Engaging, interesting and a great thriller! Bravo to the cast and crew of Breaking the Girls for this gem available on Netflix in HD. Sara (Agnes Bruckner) is a smart and promising law school student thanks to the scholarship that she earned but Brooke (Shanna Collins) is a wealthy and insecure socialite jealous of Sara because of her friendship with Brooke's boyfriend Eric (Shawn Ashmore). Brooke gets Sara's scholarship revoked, forcing her to rely on the help of a stranger that shows more than a friendly interest on Sara. This stranger is Alex (Madeline Zima) who is more privileged than Brooke but has some skeletons in her closet. Nevertheless one act causes a chain reaction that will connect and alter the lives of all these people and like a Hitchcock thriller, it will deliver some unexpected and surprising twists and turns! Written by Mark Distefano and Guinevere Turner and directed by Jamie Babbit, this is an entertaining thriller and may I add Alex's home was stunning! Filmed in Los Angeles, this movie compels me to visit more of Mulholland Drive and its secluded parks. RECOMMENDED!!!
November 20, 2013
The option two great friend sex and in life is true friendship
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