Breaking The Girls
Breaking The Girls is a twisted little drama that centers on a rich college girl who seduces a female scholarship student and then coerces her into helping with her plan to kill her step mother. It looks a little like a Wild Things rip off, but is strangely different. Where Wild Things was decidedly R18, Breaking The Girls heads down the ‘well keep everything covered up” M rated road. One of the real problems with Breaking The Girls is that in every steamy scene, the actors go to the extreme to make sure nothing is shown.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that Wild Things is a better movie because it had plenty of T&A, far from it, it’s just that the unnatural behavior of making sure you don’t flash the audience by accident really breaks any sense of immersion into the story, and the story has a hard time making you believe in it’s convoluted plot at the best of times.
As a by the numbers drama slash thriller, though it’s a bit to sedate to be allowed entry into the thriller genre, Breaking The Girls has a decent enough story, and it does do a great job of letting you think you know what’s going to happen, before pulling the rug out from under you.
It’s a pity that the small amount of good in this film is undermined by the bad, the choice of actors and the ham fisted “can’t really call them steamy” sex scenes.
M Violence, Offensive language and Sex Scenes.
Reviewed by: Jonathan Read