Friday, June 15, 2012

Day 190

movie: Cruel Intentions
starring: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe
genre: Drama, Romance, Crime, Thriller
year: 1999
format: TV EDIT

plot: A bet between two spoiled siblings leads to the downfall of a small group of people who happen to get in their way. Soon, revenge and sex is all they are thinking about.

This is a remake of the movie Dangerous Liaisons, and is also based on the book

This is one of those movies that just makes you wonder about society in general.  The whole time I was watching this, I kept asking myself why was this considered such a "classic"? ( given it seemed to be the film that really kicked started the careers of the cast.)

It is, ironically, a movie of it's time.  The sets and costumes/wardrobe are stunning and stylishly rich.  But in the same note, the very things in this film that give it an identity to the generation that it belonged to, are the traps that leave it stuck in the generation that it belonged to.  In an odd way a period piece, much like the original novel was in the 18th century.

what do i think i learned from this film?
Power in the wrong hands is more dangerous then anyone would think, and bored teenagers are always the wrong hands.

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