Reviewed by: Michael Patrick
Making the explicit rated R film “Wild Things” look like “Mary Poppins”, “Cruel Intentions” delivers some of the most explicit filth of its genre. What some may expect to be an entertaining and fun film is, in reality, nearly entirely pornographic.
The plot line says enough to warn discerning viewers to stay away: Kathryn (Sarah Michelle Gellar) bets her step-brother, Sebastian (Ryan Phillippe), will not be able to make an innocent virgin girl, Annette (Reese Witherspoon), go to bed with him. If he loses, his Jaguar sports car goes to his step-sister. If he wins, he gets to bed and sodomize his step-sister. Come on, guys, this is a no-brainer!
This twisted movie contains excessive profanity and sexual acts from the teenage cast, including dozen’s of “f” words and even homosexual content. In one particularly shocking scene Sarah Michelle Gellar (of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” fame) has a graphic french kiss with another younger teen girl. Gellar’s character also carries a cross around her neck throughout most of the film. However, this cross is not for praying. Instead, it is used as a container for storing cocaine, which she snorts during the film.
“Cruel Intentions” must be avoided at all costs!