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Ivy ('Drew Barrymore'), a sexy teen who lives with her aunt, moves in with a reclusive teen (Gilbert) and slowly works her way into the lives of her adopted family. The mother (Ladd) is sickly and can't sexually satisfy her husband (Skerritt) any more, and to the daughter's horror, Ivy begins seducing her father. Written by
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Sara Gilbert was called back after shooting had finished to do the very last voice over after Ivy had fallen to her death. The line "I still think about her, I guess, still love her. She might have been even more alone than I was" was thought up on the spot. The crew didn't like the line and one even said "What the fuck? Are you kidding me? She would never say she still loves Ivy" but director Katt Shea insisted that it's what the Character of Sylvia would have said. See more »
A few scenes before the car accident, Ivy's injury is visible, but very light on her chest. Once the car accident occurs, the injury is in the same place, but much darker. See more »
She's definitely a turnoff - too overt. I mean, most girls don't fly through the air with their skirt around their waist.
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As a thriller, the film is unremarkable; as a chance to ogle Drew, it's unmissable.
A teenage Drew Barrymore lends her undeniable sex appeal to this otherwise unremarkable erotic thriller which uses the well-worn 'family unit threatened by a wicked interloper' plot device as an excuse to deliver loads of cheap titillation. Drew plays a sultry blonde with a troubled past who befriends socially awkward high school student Sylvie Cooper (Sara Gilbert) in order to scheme her way into her family. Sylvie is captivated by her new BFF's wild streak, unaware that the luscious lolita has designs on her father and will kill to get what she wants...
Although, on the surface, this film gives the impression of being a stylish, sexy and sophisticated thriller, with an almost noir-ish atmosphere and a cool slow-burn approach, when all is said and done, this is trash exploitation, pure and simple, as one might expect from the director of Stripped to Kill and Stripped to Kill II: Live Girls.
Not that I'm complaining, mind, since I'm a big fan of the lovely Miss Barrymore, and trashy exploitation in general, and this film gave me plenty to smile about, namely miss Barrymore in a series of very sexy get-ups.
6 out of 10, bumped up to 7 for all the gratuitous Drew!
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