Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Adam Baratta, Michelle Coziani, Russell Curry, Diana Fitzgerald, Tanisha Harris
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Don't let the Playmate initiative fool you..
Paul M. Varga | San Francisco, CA | 04/13/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Cruel Game is an R-rated B-movie snoozer.. I mean, thriller, starring Adam Baratta (who?), Mako (from M*A*S*H rerun fame), and Playboy Playmates Carrie Stevens and Victria (the ending credits left the 'o' out of Victoria's name :) ) Silvstedt.Adam plays a pathetic millionaire, by inheritance, ad exec (...) Carrie Stevens plays a cold-hearted and rude (boy, big stretch there.. yes, I've met her) alcoholic love interest of Adam's.Along comes Jennifer Tung who captures his heart and possibly more than that. Jennifer also happens to be Carrie's roommate. They're both in a relationship with Adam but who is being more honest with him? Usually a movie with more than one Playboy playmate in it, especially a b-movie, has quite a bit of nudity in it. But, even with Carrie, Victoria, and another Playboy model, Bonnie-Jill Laflin, all you get out of this one outside of the nauseous acting, is a brief topless and (...)view of Carrie Stevens.
The downside of Victoria is that she keeps her clothes on and her mouth open. Yes, it's rude to say, but I'm trying to save you from this torcher. Movie warnings: profanity, all too brief nudity, overdramatic fake orgasms on Carrie's part, 'knee deep in it' all men are scum message throughout the movie, pathetic attempt at acting by the director, and an overly predictable script. This dvd would be best used as a drink coaster."
INSOMNIACS TAKE HEART
Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 05/18/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"...this movie would put anyone to sleep and that of course is its main problem. A Japanese film made in America, CRUEL GAME has little plot and unconvincing, although, attractive actors. Adam Barrata stars as a handsome, washboard-abbed ad exec who is sleeping with all kinds of women and finds himself falling for a lovely Japanese girl who showers him with presents. Mako makes an appearance as a philosophical, euphemism spouting gardener, and Damien Valencia is Pedro, another hedonistic male with little substance. The women, including a painfully unattractive Jennifer Rubin, are all eye candy and the movie's snail pace makes it painful to watch. Avoid unless you really need something to put you to sleep."