Monday, May 4, 2009

Cruel Intentions (1999)

3.5 / 5
Tagline: In the game of seduction, There is only one rule: Never fall in love
Directed by: Roger Kumble
Written by: Choderlos de Laclos, Roger Kumble
Actors Include: Reece Witherspoon, Ryan Philippe, Sarah Michelle Gellar
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Length: 97 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: USA

Truthfully this was much better than expected, but watching both Sarah Michelle Gellar and Ryan Philippe as sociopaths is fun. See they are brother and sister (by marriage) and Sarah's character is always sexually frustrating her step-brother, so he takes on a bet to try to get her in the sack. He meets the sweet Reece Witherspoon and makes a bet that he could "land her" within a certain time frame. He didn't anticipate that he'd fall in love with her, or that his step-sister would interfere. I particularly like Selma Blair's character in this one, what planet is she from? This is a rather cruel tale, and a surprising one yet still it's not exactly done with a lot of realism but it's still amusing.

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