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Review: 'Breaking the Girls' tracks 'Strangers on a Train'
Review: 'Breaking the Girls' tracks 'Strangers on a Train'

Though not credited as a remake, "Breaking the Girls" takes the basic premise of "Strangers on a Train," the Patricia Highsmith novel famously adapted to the screen by Alfred Hitchcock — I'll kill for you if you'll kill for me — and transports it to the modern day. Law student Sara (Agnes Bruckner) has had a run of misfortune brought on in no small way by a jealous classmate, costing her a job, a scholarship and a place to live. She also meets the rich, troubled Alex (Madeline Zima), setting in motion a series of events to solve all their problems. The film's screenplay was written by Guinevere Turner and Mark Distefano. Turner collaborated...

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