New Best Friend
New Best Friend (2002)

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… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: July 16, 2002
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Critic Score: 5% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Generic, confusing, and trashy, New Best Friend is a laughably bad, obvious campus whodunit.

Dennis Harvey
Variety

A campus drama-cum-whodunit that's obvious and exploitative even by low-bar youthpic standards.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Instead of trying to bust some blondes, [Diggs] should be probing why a guy with his talent ended up in a movie this bad.

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Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com

The film could have done so much more -- but it just didn't.

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Sergio Mims
Chicago Reader

A dull, generic title for a dull, generic film.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

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.

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Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

New Best Friend shouldn't have gone straight to video; it should have gone straight to a Mystery Science Theater 3000 video.

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

The party scenes deliver some tawdry kicks. The rest of the film ... is dudsville.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Great trash, one of those mediocre movies that in its own crass way is more enjoyable than most things that get nominated for Oscars.

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Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
Deb S
New Best Friend is entertaining trash that we find ourselves engrossed in as much as we hate to admit it. Mia Kirsher delivers a stellar performance as Alicia,… More
Erin Collins
Not terrible, but not very good, either.
Joseph Eastmond
Wait? Huh? What is this film about? hanh? Fitting in? "New Best Friend" is "Utterly Inane and ucomprehensible. Blurry Lesbian Sex,Drug… More
Yinalí Ríos
This movie was very deep. Kind of like Cruel Intentions, or thirteen...