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  • Summary: A local sheriff's investigation into the activities of college seniors at exclusive Colby University casts a shadow of responsibility over a group of untouchable, affluent young women. (Tristar Pictures)
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 15
  2. Negative: 11 out of 15
  1. Confidently directed and elegantly designed, this smart drama is sensitive, sympathetic and refreshingly free of glib moralizing.
  2. Great trash, one of those mediocre movies that in its own crass way is more enjoyable than most things that get nominated for Oscars.
  3. Clearly the product of an editing-room scramble, New Best Friend is a self-lambasting farce, despite Kirshner's passionate college try at establishing a third dimension in a brain-dead movie flatland.
  4. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    10
    Obvious and exploitative even by low-bar youthpic standards.
  5. 10
    A lurid, unsavory mix of Reefer Madness hysteria, drive-in sleaze, and the queasy morality of '80s slasher film.
  6. 0
    90 minutes of ridiculous, silly fun. Of course, it's still a very bad movie.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. KatM.
    Mar 5, 2007
    9
    A very good movie which is terribly under-rated. I do not understand why this movie got so many bad reviews. I loved the dynamic between the A very good movie which is terribly under-rated. I do not understand why this movie got so many bad reviews. I loved the dynamic between the two main characters Hadley (Meredith Monroe, Dawsons Creek) and Alicia (Mia Kirshner, The L Word). Hadley is a self absorbed rich brat who has everything she wants except her father's attention. Alicia is hard working student who dreams of being a lawyer. These two are polar opposites. However, when Alicia gets involved with Hadley and her clique, she starts to become someone else. Alicia not only warms up to Hadley's boyfriend Trevor, but also seems to recieve attention from Hadley's father. In a jealous rage, Hadley switches party mix with 100% pharmaceutical grade cocaine. Alicia thinking she's snorting the fake stuff O.D.'s from the real thing. Taye Diggs is the sheriff who is investigating Hadley, Julianne (Rachel True, The Craft), and Sidney (Dominique Swain, Toxic) on how Alicia O.D.ed. The only reason I did not give this movie a 10 is because some points in the movie were practically predictable. Other than that I thought it to be a very good movie. Expand

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