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Cruel Intentions

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Buffy is the evil spoiled upper-class heroine of this movie. Jaded beyond belief, she makes a deal with her step brother to seduce and humiliate people who cross their path.

She makes a bet that he can’t seduce the headmaster’s daughter, who has just come out in a magazine as the “virgin until marriage.”

If the step-brother can’t do it, she gets to keep his very expensive car.

If he can seduce the virgin, she promises to sleep with him.

Sordid enough for you yet?

It’s just terrible, evil and sexy.

The setting is ultra-rich Manhattan, which lends a beautiful background to this very unhealthy and seductive movie.

If you want to be bad, this is the movie for you.

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  • Sordid and really stupid, if you ask me. Ryan Phillipe doesn’t act; he preens. He has two, maybe three facial expressions — the “wicked smile” and, uh, I forget the other one. Anyway, the smile gets real tiresome real quick. Sarah Michelle fares better and Reese Witherspoon is always easy on the eyes, but the movie is a manipulative piece of cynical trash; made all the worst by the fact that it badly misuses a great song, Verve’s “Bittersweet Symphony,” for the end sequence.

    Skip this movie and go for the real deal, I say: why eat chopped liver when you can have steak? The story of Cruel Intentions was lifted from the novel Les Liaisons dangereuses by Choderlos de Laclos, which was made in 1988 into Stephen Frears’ excellent Dangerous Liaisons, starring such real actors as Glenn Close, John Malkovich, and Michelle Phillips, Swoosie Kurtz and Mildred Natwick — as well as a couple of pretty faces named Keanu Reeves and Uma Thurman, who do a more than adequate job.

  • flojo

    i love the movie i think it was realy great
    i thought that Sarah michelle gellar is real HOT!!