Monday, April 5, 2010

Cruel Intentions

  • Genre : Romance
  • Written By : Roger Kumble, Choderlos de Laclos (novel)
  • Directed By : Roger Kumble
  • Release Date : March 5, 1999
  • Running Time : 95 Minutes

Ryan Phillippe, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Reese Witherspoon, Selma Blair, Louise Fletcher, Joshua Jackson, Swoosie Kurtz, and Christine Baranski

Based on the novel by Choderlos de Laclos, it tells the tale of a wealthy prep school student Kathryn (Sarah Michelle Gellar) who bets with her stepbrother Sebastian (Ryan Phillipe) that he can't deflower the virginal Annette (Reese Witherspoon) before the school year begins. If he fails to accomplish this task, Kathryn gets his Jaguar Roadster; if he succeeds, he gets an evening of pleasure with Kathryn.

My Review
The movie tells us a twisted tale of Sebastian and his step sister who thrive on deception.
The cynical view of the movie was well portrayed by all the actors and thumbs up for Reese Witherspoon who plays an innocent school girl.
All the way through out the movie it shows the story mostly based on Sebastian trying to win the best with Kathryn by bedding Annette, which in the end he had fallen for and in a twist of events everything went downhill.
Because of that the movie had turned out spectacularly as I did not expect things to happen that way.
Set design, costumes and actors were splendid.

  • Great movie
  • True to title

Rating : 3.5/5


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