MOVIE REVIEW: CRUEL INTENTIONS

Yes, if you haven’t figured it out already, I only watch movies that are twisted and weird but also stupid and undeniable staples for teenage girls from the 80s and 90s. This movie is a chick flick, not going to even try to convince a male to watch this, unless it is a gay male, in which case, they might love this as much as I do. I thought real hard about summarizing this myself, but the Wikipedia is so much better.

“The wealthy and popular Kathryn Merteuil (Sarah Michelle Gellar) takes the sheltered and naïve Cecile Caldwell (Selma Blair) under her wing, promising to turn Cecile into a model student. Kathryn’s real intention, however, is to use Cecile to indirectly take revenge on Court Reynolds, her ex-lover, who had dumped her for Cecile. Kathryn asks her step-brother, Sebastian Valmont (Ryan Phillippe) to seduce Cecile; he refuses as he is planning to seduce virgin Annette Hargrove (Reese Witherspoon) – a ‘paradigm of chastity and virtue’ and spoil her social reputation. Doubting Sebastian’s chance of success, they make a wager: If Kathryn wins, she gets Sebastian’s vintage 1956 Jaguar XK140 roadster; if Sebastian wins, Kathryn will have sex with him. Sebastian agrees.”

If that didn’t make you want to watch this, then, well you aren’t me.

But really this movie is great especially when you’re having one of those days when you think your life sucks, because it totally doesn’t in comparison to this movie. PS: If you like abrupt or twist endings, watch this.

xox Miranda

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Miranda Feneberger

Miranda Feneberger

In the middle of an existential crisis. If you have one of those super long phone chargers can you send it to me?