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Cruel Intentions (1999)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  5 March 1999 (USA)
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Kathryn makes a bet that her step-brother, Sebastian, won't be able to bed Annette (a virgin, who wants to wait until love). If he loses, Kathryn gets his Jaguar, if he wins, he gets Kathryn.

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Kathryn makes a bet that her step-brother, Sebastian, won't be able to bed Annette (a virgin, who wants to wait until marriage) before the start of the school year. If he loses, Kathryn gets his Roadster, if he wins, he gets Kathryn Written by Scott Stoecker <mrgastruck@yahoo.com>

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bet | virgin | jaguar | love | seduction | See more »

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In the game of seduction and betrayal, how far will you go? See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for strong sexual dialogue and sexual situations involving teens, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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$10,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£898,118 (UK) (18 June 1999)

Gross:

£4,080,631 (UK) (13 August 1999)
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The scene in which Annette slaps Sebastian was also unscripted. Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe were so into their scene that she slapped him unexpectedly, and Phillippe's reaction is genuine. He was so into the scene that right after the director said cut, he went behind the set and threw up. The director left the scene in the final cut. See more »

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When Dr. Greenbaum takes a note on billing for the book, a line is visible about Sebastian verging on psychopathic but it is misspelled as 'pyshopathic'. See more »

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Marci Greenbaum: [into a phone; crying] He told me loved me, and I believed him.
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Marci Greenbaum: Nude pictures, what do you think?
Dr. Greenbaum: JESUS CHRIST! How could you be so stupid?
Marci Greenbaum: He was just so charming, and kept saying how I had killer legs, and how he wanted to photograph them, and things just got completely out of hand.
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This Love
Written by Craig Armstrong and Jerry Burns
Performed by Craig Armstrong
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What a brilliant movie!!!
25 November 2004 | by (Cape Town, South Africa) – See all my reviews

I found this movie to be one of a kind, it was a lot better than I originally thought it would be, the name didn't make the movie sound too good, but after watching the movie I thought it was excellent. I found Reese Witherspoon's performance in this movie to be outstanding, I think SHE was the person who made the movie what it was.

The movie started off by showing what kind of a person Ryan was in the film, but as the movie commenced it showed how he fell in love and by the end of the movie he had done a complete 180 from how he had started. This movie was just so much better than most of the other films I watched in those days, and it got me into not judging a movie by its title or by what other people think. Some people had different views on it, but I thought it was brilliant and I don't think they could have done much more to improve on this movie.


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