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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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What you can't have, you can't resist. 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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Box Office

Budget:

$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 final straw in snagging Christine Baranski, who only had to work three days, was that her daughters were big Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) fans and were giddy that she could work with Sarah Michelle Gellar. See more »

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When Katherine and Cecile are in the park kissing, Cecile's hair is behind the green clip, when the kiss it's covering the green clip, then when they finish the green clip is exposed again. See more »

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Annette: I don't know. Relationships seem too distracting. I'd rather concentrate on my studies.
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This movie gives a sexy, sensual twist to the stereotypical "teen flick." It communicates a new idea of sexuality amongst present-day teenagers, rather than the "bang her and leave her" mentality that is most commonly portrayed. I think the cast was very well chosen, and the dynamics of the cast were amazing. There weren't too many "no names" or "B list" actors, but on the other hand there weren't too many "A listers," which would have thrown the focus off the plot. The music used in the movie was perfect because it accentuated the tone of the movie.

I give "Cruel intentions" a "10" because it is a saucy love story without all the corniness of normal movies.


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