When he leaves the room, the snobbish therapist receives a panicked call from her daughter — she let a young man take nude photos of her and he has subsequently published the photos online. Cruel Intentions was released in the tail-end of a decade defined by teen films such as Dazed and ConfusedClueless and The Craft. Their plan?
If you've already read my Cruel Intentions 2 review you know I was none too impressed with the film. It was a meandering sequel with not much oomph worth thinking about. It's sequel, however, is another story.
Despite its name, the film has almost no relation to the previous films in the series, except for the shared themes and the lead character in this film, Cassidy Merteuil, who is a cousin of one of the characters from the first film, Kathryn Merteuil. Plot keywords: teen angst, sex, betrayal, wager, jealousy, love triangle, preparatory school, manipulation, sexual assault, seduction, infidelity, sequel, lust, bikini, leg spreading, cunnilingus. Match Cuts Presents is dedicated to presenting de-colonialized cinema, LGBTQI films, Marxist diatribes, video art, dance films, sex films, and activist documentaries with a rotating cast of presenters from all spectrums of the performing and plastic arts and surrounding humanities.
I remember when I first watched Cruel Intentions. I totally just started watching it after I was flipping through some channels on the TV. And whoa.
Cruel Intentions is nothing short of a cult, and controversial, classic, so we're not exactly surprised to learn that its cast aren't convinced it would be successful beyond the '90s. As the sordid teen drama celebrates its 20th! Reflecting on one of the many somewhat sexually-deviant plot twists, Sarah Michelle Gellar admitted that one scene featuring Ryan Phillippe's Sebastian Valmont and Selma Blair's Cecile Caldwell would "never" be made today.
A decade and a half later, we're still obsessed. Below are 15 out of about one zillion reasons why we will always and forever love Cruel Intentions :. Sarah Michelle Gellar has a killer wardrobe in this movie.
Sign in. See the list. Title: Cruel Intentions 2 Video Two guys at a college prep school make wagers on seducing naive young girls, and then meet their match when they agree to see which one can seduce the most popular and devious girl who has her own agenda to everything.
The film is an adaptation of the novel Les Liaisons dangereuseswritten by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos inbut set among wealthy teenagers attending high school in New York City instead of 18th-century France. The film started as a smaller budget independent filmbut was picked up by Columbia Pictures and released on March 5, Despite mixed critical reviews, the performances of Gellar, Philippe, and Witherspoon were praised.
The central character in Cruel Intentions 3Cassidy Merteuil Kristina Anapauis a distant cousin of Kathryn Merteuil Sarah Michelle Geller of the original movie and has a similar satanic flair for swallowing men whole. Off to college to work the charms between her arms, she meets Jason Argyle Kerr Smitha hoity-toity high-school chum related to the original master of suction and seduction, Sebastian, from the first CI. Channeling charmer Sebastian, Jason and his randy roommate Patrick Bales Nathan Wetheringtonwho also sports blue blood in his balls, team up using their penile powers of wussy-winning persuasion to woo, do, and dump the yummiest youngsters on campus.