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Cruel Intentions (1999)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  5 March 1999 (USA)
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Two wealthy step-siblings of an elite Manhattan prep school make a wager: to de-flower the new headmaster's daughter before the start of term.

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Kathry Mertieul and Sebastian Valmont are seductive, manipulative step-siblings who get what they want when they want it. Kathryn makes a bet with Sebastian: Sebastian must bed Annette, the headmaster of their school's daughter, before the end of summer break. Annette has stated that she would wait until love and marriage to sleep with a man. If Kathryn wins, she gets Sebastian's vintage 1959 Jaguar Roadster. If Sebastian wins, he gets Kathryn, the only girl he knows he'll never have. Also in play is Cecil, a naïve girl whose mother had enlisted Kathryn to help her fit in at her new school. However, Kathryn (with Sebastian's help) plans to ruins Cecil's reputation as revenge on Kat's ex-boyfriend, who left her for Cecil.

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What you can't have, you can't resist. See more »

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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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Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,020,565 (USA) (5 March 1999)

Gross:

£4,080,631 (UK) (13 August 1999)
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Neal H. Moritz, who had worked on I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) help cast the film. His first choices were Ryan Phillippe and Sarah Michelle Gellar who also starred in Summer. See more »

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In the luncheon scene in Aunt Helen's yard, she leans down to hug Sebastian after saying the line, "You two are the best!" In one shot, she moves her left hand to his left shoulder, but in the next shot (close-up) her hand is not on his shoulder. See more »

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Kathryn: [after kissing] See? That wasn't so scary.
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Performed by Day One
Courtesy of Virgin Records Limited/Melankolic Copyright Control
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Cruel Intentions — High society teens ruining the reputation of others with sex and deceit
20 December 2012 | by (Montreal, Canada) – See all my reviews

Cruel Intentions is the perfect romantic drama. This fruit did not fall far from the Romeo & Juliet tree. Romance, love, plots, and drama are all turned modern and splendidly rendered. Add to that a great soundtrack, beautiful shots, tension, hot eroticism, sex, and you get the perfect mix for that type of flick.

All the actors are playing their best game, without exception. The story line is gripping, interesting, and it delivers without fail. The twists are numerous, non-repetitive, and scandalous.

This movie showed everybody that Sarah Michelle Gallar could play anything, because this role is as far from the vampire slayer as you can get.

A must see.


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