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Cruel Intentions [DVD] [1999]

  • SKU: 3671342
  • Release Date: 08/03/1999
  • Rating: R

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    91% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (10 out of 11)


    Cruel Intentions
    In an adaptation of Choderlos de Laclos' novel, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Kathryn Merteuil (Sarah Michelle Gellar) and Sebastian Valmont (Ryan Phillippe) are step-brother and step-sister living in Manhattan. With their absent parents travelling in Europe, the wealthy pair have the family penthouse to themselves as they while away their summer break before beginning senior year at a private high school. Sebastian, bad-boy lothario, has apparently slept with all the girls in town and appears numb to it all. Kathryn, who appears to be the good girl class president, is actually far more amoral and malicious than Sebastian, but maintains appearances to the contrary. When she is dumped by her boyfriend, Court Reynolds (Charlie O'Connell), for the innocent Cecile Caldwell (Selma Blair), she schemes revenge by destroying Cecile's reputation. She challenges Sebastian to deflower Cecile and transform her into a tramp to humiliate Court. Sebastian isn't as interested as Cecile -- she's spent her whole life in a Catholic girl's school and presents no challenge. The girl who has caught his attention is Annette Hargrove (Reese Witherspoon), the new headmaster's daughter. Annette had written an article for Seventeen Magazine on her plans to stay a virgin until she finds her one true love. Kathryn makes a wager. If Sebastian fails to lure Annette into bed before the summer is over, Kathryn gets his car. If he succeeds, Sebastian gets Kathryn, whom he wants anyway. Sebastian accepts the bet, but Annette turns out to be more than either of them bargained for. ~ Ron Wells, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Sarah Michelle Gellar
      Sarah Michelle Gellar - Kathryn Merteuil
    • Ryan Phillippe
      Ryan Phillippe - Sebastian Valmont
    • Reese Witherspoon
      Reese Witherspoon - Annette Hargrove
    • Selma Blair
      Selma Blair - Cecile Caldwell
    • Louise Fletcher
      Louise Fletcher - Helen Rosemond

    Customer rating

    Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 11 reviews

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Decent, dark movie, w/ plot twists


      I would hope that unlike the other reviewer most people would look at the R rating and the reason for the R rating and know this movie is for adults, not for kids. It is a decent movie for the target audience. This movie addresses the duality of man, the struggle between doing what is right and doing what feels right (even if wrong), the struggle to fit into society's standards vs. wanting to be accepted by peers. There is a lot of deception, questionable behavior (and decisions) made by the characters in this movie, but it is necessary to the plot twists and development. Again, not for kids, but a good movie for the target audience.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Interesting remake of Dangerous Liaisons

      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I watched both Dangerous Liaisons and Cruel Intentions as a teenager and was highly entertained by both of them. As I've gotten older, this version didn't appear to age as well, but it is still an interesting and enjoyable romp which looks very crisp and clear on blu-ray.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of my favs

      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I've loved this movie ever since I watched it in the theater when it first came out & was ecstatic to find it on blu ray! The picture looks awesome, even on my 60in tv that usually shows all the flaws in an older film that hasnt been remastered.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      This old Cult Classic Cant be Beat

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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This is a great movie for a rainy weekend to go with other Cult Classics like Weekend at Bernies or Flatliners or Rom//Coms like You've got Mail.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      A good film with decent picture and audio


      If you liked the movie then you will be a fan of the blu-ray. It has all of the special features from the DVD, however, they are presented in 480i as opposed to 1080p. The video and audio quality is decent.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Loved The Actresses


      Sarah Michelle Gellar, Reese Witherspoon, and Selma Blair are great in this movie. I can't wait to see Cruel Intentions 2

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars



      HORRRRRIBLE NASTY MOVIE, IT didnt make any sense whatsoever. NOT for Children. I mean who would make such a bad movie?

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good Movie

      • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

      This is one of my favorite movies..and i deff.. recommend this to people to watch

      I would recommend this to a friend

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