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Final semester of their senior year begins and Alicia is paired with Hadley to work on the all-important sociology class senior thesis project. At first rejected, Alicia is finally accepted into Hadley's clique where she is introduced to a world of privilege and dangerous thrills. But her attempts to become one of them ultimately land her in the hospital.
Drama - This dark, sexually explicit thriller will hold the most appeal for
its target audience of older teens and young adults. Older viewers
may be turned off by the drug use and sex, which make the film
unsuitable viewing for children.
PROFANITY: Frequent use of strong profanity. SEX/NUDITY: Graphic sex with related nudity. VIOLENCE: Some roughhousing and a couple of bad falls. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Frequent drug and alcohol use. ACTION: None. COMEDY: None.
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Review Below Average "Told in a fragmented series of flashbacks that feel
as though they ought to add up to a RASHOMON-like account of events but don't,
this handsome but hollow thriller is mostly an excuse for Swain, Monroe and
Kirshner to dress slutty and act trashy; True is largely spared their fates
because her character is apparently meant to be more mixed up than wicked. And
the worst part is, the film isn't even enjoyably sleazy: It's just dumb and
Review Poor "The whole thing looks and feels like a dormitory lounge after
an all-night party: woozy, muddled and foul. The movie struggles awkwardly
to bring a twist or two to its hoary class-conscious story line, aiming for a
subtlety in character development that's smothered by excessive kitsch and kink."
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It's January, the start of a new semester at exclusive Colby University
nestled in the Carolina countryside. Near the campus, four young women prepare
themselves for the final semester of their senior year. In her dingy apartment
over the "He's Not Here Tavern," where she lives with her mother,
ALICIA GLAZER (Mia Kirshner)
organizes her school supplies. She is plain as well as poor.
On the other side of town, in an exclusive row house, three beautiful and
privileged young coeds start their day: sensuous HADLEY WESTON (Meredith Monroe), luxuriates in a bubble bath with a margarita in hand; her
junk-food loving bulemic roommate JULIANNE McINTYRE (Rahcel True) wolfs down a huge bowl of cereal and immediately runs into the
bathroom to throw it up; and oversexed SYDNEY CONNORS (Dominique Swain) slowly wakes up next to her boyfriend, JOSH
(Oliver Hudson), and some poor townie who is shocked to discover how she spent
Classes begin and Alicia is paired with Hadley to work on the all-important
sociology class senior thesis project titled, "Lead, Follow or Get Out of
the Way." At first rejected, Alicia is finally accepted into Hadley's
clique where she is introduced to a world of privilege and dangerous thrills.
But her attempts to become one of them ultimately land her in the hospital.
As the local sheriff, ARTIE BONNER (Taye Digg), tries to determine the chain of events that led to Alicia's
collapse, his investigation casts a shadow of responsibility over the
untouchable, affluent young women.