New Best Friend
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Three rich, pretty people befriend their poor, mousy classmate and live to regret it in this teen-centric thriller. Alicia (Mia Kirshner), Hadley (Meredith Monroe), Julianne (Rachel True), and Sydney (Dominique Swain) are four students enrolled in the same sociology class at Colby University, an exclusive and respected college in the Carolinas. Alicia is a local girl born into modest circumstances who struggles to make ends meet and rarely gets a second look from the male students on campus, while Hadley, Julianne, and Sydney are close friends who all come from wealthy families and seem more… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 5%

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"A campus drama-cum-whodunit that's obvious and exploitative even by low-bar youthpic standards."
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
"Instead of trying to bust some blondes, [Diggs] should be probing why a guy with his talent ended up in a movie this bad."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"The film could have done so much more -- but it just didn't."
‑ Kit Bowen,
"[Less a movie than] an appalling, odoriferous thing... so rotten in almost every single facet of production that you'll want to crawl up your own *** in embarrassment."
‑ Brent Simon, Entertainment Today
"It shows that some studios firmly believe that people have lost the ability to think and will forgive any shoddy product as long as there's a little girl-on-girl action."
‑ Pete Croatto,
"A dull, generic title for a dull, generic film."
‑ Sergio Mims, Chicago Reader
"Nobody seems to have cared much about any aspect of it, from its cheesy screenplay to the grayish quality of its lighting to its last-minute, haphazard theatrical release."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"New Best Friend shouldn't have gone straight to video; it should have gone straight to a Mystery Science Theater 3000 video."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
"Even in terms of the low-grade cheese standards on which it operates, it never quite makes the grade as tawdry trash."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Incompetent but inadvertently entertaining."
‑ Jason Anderson, eye WEEKLY
"The party scenes deliver some tawdry kicks. The rest of the film ... is dudsville."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Great trash, one of those mediocre movies that in its own crass way is more enjoyable than most things that get nominated for Oscars."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"Its simplicity puts an exclamation point on the fact that this isn't something to be taken seriously, but it also wrecks any chance of the movie rising above similar fare."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Apollo Guide
"With Zoe Clarke-Williams's lackluster thriller "New Best Friend", who needs enemies? Just another generic drama that has nothing going for it other than its exploitive array of obligatory cheap thrills."
‑ Frank Ochieng, Movie Eye
"The story wields through confusingly and often ricochets so unevenly you're downright confused as to what's up and who's where."
‑ Emily Blunt, Blunt Review
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