The Novice (2022)

Genres - Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Thriller  |   Release Date - Dec 17, 2021 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 94 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Olivia Cantor

Lauren Hadaway writes and directs this youth-themed drama that follows Alex Dall (Isabelle Fuhrman), a university student who seems to be obsessing about the sports of rowing. As a member of her school’s rowing team, she is seen working herself to the bones as a novice team member, often sacrificing her academics and other aspects of her life. Things change a bit when she meets Dani (Dilone), a teacher’s assistant who later becomes her girlfriend. However, even with love now in the equation, Alex still seems to be heading toward self-destruction in her life obsessions.




college-sports, college-student, lesbianism, mental-breakdown, obsession, rowing


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