Film society and CAMP Rehoboth to present 'Breaking the Girls' Dec. 28

Shawn Ashmore (l-r), Madeline Zima and Agnes Bruckner star in "Breaking the Girls." SOURCE SUBMITTED
December 14, 2013

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society and CAMP Rehoboth are cosponsoring a screening of “Breaking the Girls” at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 28. The screening will be held at the upstairs screening room at the Movies at Midway.

Beauty and intelligence are a lethal combination in this sexy psychological thriller by director Jamie Babbit (“Itty Bitty Titty Committee” and “But I Am a Cheerleader”). The film centers on Sara, a 20-something, ambitious law student who is supplementing her legal scholarship with a bartending gig. When fellow classmate Brooke sees Sara stealing from the tip jar, she ensures that the gorgeous strawberry-blond bartender is fired. On the same night, Sara meets Alex (“Madeline Zima,” “Californication”), a wild trust-fund beauty, who offers Sara a shoulder to cry on. As the friendship develops, the sexual sparks prove irresistible.

As they discuss what to do about Brooke, Alex tells Sara about Nina, her gold-digging stepmother. When Alex casually suggests to Sara that all their problems would be solved if they killed each other’s enemies, Sara shrugs off the suggestion as a joke, but then, somebody turns up dead. Reminiscent of Hitchcock’s "Strangers on a Train," Babbit has cooked up a plot so deliciously twisted and over-the-top, once it’s in motion, it’s not clear where it’s going to lead.

Tickets are $7 each and can be purchased at or by calling 302-645-9095. Tickets are nonrefundable.

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society is funded, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.