James Milstead’s review published on Letterboxd:
CRUEL INTENTIONS (15)
D: Roger Kumble
Columbia/Newmarket (Neal H. Moritz)
USA 🇺🇸 1999
W: Roger Kumble [based on the novel 'Les Liaisons Dangereuses' by Choderlos de Laclos]
DP: Theo Van de Sande
Ed: Jeff Freeman
Mus: Edward Shearmur
PD: Jon Gary Steele
Sarah Michelle Gellar (Kathryn Merteuil), Ryan Phillippe (Sebastian Valmont), Reese Witherspoon (Annette Hargrove), Selma Blair (Cecile Caldwell), Louise Fletcher (Helen Rosemond)
A teenage version of Dangerous Liaisons (qv), set at an American high school where two of the rich, cool kids make a bet over a young girl's virginity.
It is quite adequately done, with a couple of good performances and a rather infamous scene involving a lesbian kiss, the ending is a complete anti-climax however, and really lets the entire film down.
Two truly terrible sequels followed.