Cruel Intentions Review
Cruel Intentions is weird. There you go, there’s the review.
Until next time.
No, I’m kidding, but seriously this movie is messed up!
Sebastian and Kathryn are step-siblings who are used to getting what they want and will manipulate anyone and anything to get it. Sebastian has his eyes set on a new challenge, to get with Annette a sweet girl who is also their headmaster’s daughter. She has vowed to save herself until marriage and this is something Sebastian wants to break. Kathryn decides to make a wager, if he fails to sleep with Annette she gets his prized possession: his vintage Jaguar, but if Sebastian wins he gets Kathryn.
His step sister.
Yeah, he gets to have a NIGHT OF PASSION WITH HIS STEP SISTER if he sleeps with Annette! I mean, what?
So Sebastian does all he can to win over Annette but soon falls for her. The weirdest love-triangle ensues with Kathryn seeming almost jealous of her step-brother’s love for another girl. Things escalate and end in a climax that I never saw coming.
This movie is weird. It is based off a French novel called Dangerous Acquaintances published in 1782 – it’s the old ‘Shakespeare but re-imagined in present day’ thing.
It’s a good movie, don’t get me wrong, but be prepared for weird eye glances from your friends when you suggest watching it. I mean, what sort of person comes up with the idea of step-siblings ‘getting together’? It’s very taboo and very weird and I can’t quite wrap my head around it. But, without that little detail, I don’t think this movie would have been as good as it was. Each movie needs its own shock value, from plot twists, to weird taboo subjects and this is Cruel Intention’s shock value.
The actors they picked for the roles however are perfect and really play the characters well.
Would I watch it again? Maybe if there was nothing else to watch or I couldn’t think of anything but it wouldn’t be my go-to movie choice. Don’t strike it off your to-watch list though! Give it a go and see what you think, you may think differently to me.
What do you think of Cruel Intentions?
Until next time.