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Film: New Best Friend
A 2002 movie directed by Zoe Clarke-Williams. Poor girl Alicia, attending a ritzy private university, falls in with three privileged and amoral students, led by Hadley. When Alicia suffers a near-fatal overdose at a party, the local acting sheriff is called in to conduct a "discreet" investigation.

Critics were not kind to this So Okay, It's Average movie, which somewhat resembles a poor man's Mulholland Dr.. There's a definite resemblance between the leads of the two movies.

The movie provides examples of:

  • Attention Whore: Hadley
  • Black and Nerdy: Sheriff Bonner
  • Daddy's Girl: Hadley, although her father has started withholding financial help until she improves her grades.
  • Girl Posse: Hadley, Sidney and Julianne
  • Love Dodecahedron
  • Manipulative Bitch: Alicia. One of the first things we see her do is cry for her financial aid adviser. It's all downhill from there.
  • Psycho Lesbian: One of the suspects is Sidney, whom Alicia manipulated into sleeping with her. Subverted in that she isn't the killer.
  • Scholarship Student: Alicia
  • Yandere: Hadley who acts out when Alicia makes a move on her boyfriend but only really loses it when Alicia steals her father's affections, although other characters have elements of this.

Van WilderFilms of 2000 - 2004 The New Guy

alternative title(s): New Best Friend
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