It’s nice to think that we live in a pretty fair world. Sure humanity is sprawling and varied, but our differences are mostly overcome by a sense of harmony or karma. It’s nice to think that, but it’s not necessarily true. Life isn’t fair. We aren’t all born with equal opportunity. You can’t be “whatever you want to be” when you grow up. The fact of the matter is our destiny comes with restrictions based on the circumstances into which we are born. Location, time period, genetics—these are all factors that determine the ill-defined (but definitely real) limit to our reach, and like it or not, few are more significant than wealth and status. Director Lone Scherfig’s (An Education) new film, The Riot Club, tackles class and social structure head-on from the eye of the young elite, following the members of a small and extremely exclusive club at the illustrious Oxford University. The film pulls no punches as it examines class structure from this “soon-to-be ruling class” point of view, and while it verges on going a bit over-the-top, it’s ultimately a winning and infuriatingly familiar story told with vigor, bombast, and debauchery galore.