Can Hollywood never leave well enough alone?They took a 1600s novel about French aristocrats and butchered and hacked at it until it became 1990s gen-Xers trash. Typical.
Well, at least they didn't further insult the book by giving the movie the same name (the book was Les Liaisons Dangerouse, aka Dangerous Liasons).
The movie is about two teenage nymphomaniacs (Sarah Michelle Gellar and Ryan Phillipe) that enjoy ruining other people in their spare time. They make a bet with eachother that requires the boy to corrupt and fuck their principal's chaste daughter (Reese Witherspoon)--he wins, he gets to screw Ms. Gellar; she wins, she gets Mr. Phillipe's classic Porsche. The plot wasn't that bad, and I was quite impressed by the acting. I think, if anyone is to blame for this movie being so blah it is the director. I can't quite pinpoint what the hell went wrong with this movie, all I know is it was SOMETHING. Perhaps it was Sarah Michelle Gellar's Oscar-winning line "I want to fuck!" Perhaps it was the death of one of the main characters that was caused by being hit by a car going 25 mph. I don't know.
The ending was cool, I must admit, and the acting was definately impressive (if Reese Witherspoon can go from something like Freeway to this, I am impessed, and I thought Ryan Philipe played a great spoiled little rich kid).It's actually pretty good, but it could have been better. There were plenty of movie cliches and corny lines, but it wasn't too bad. Check it out if you get bored.