Cruel Intentions meets I Know What You Did Last Summer
Ben Canaletto | Northern Ireland | 01/01/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The film follows Adrien Williams (Lori Heuring - "8 seconds" and "Nailed") as she entres the In Crowd and befriends Brittany Foster (Susan Ward - "Sunset Beach" and "Going Greek"). But soon Adrien finds herself on the outside and the dark side of Brittany. This film has it all gorgeous babes, rippled hunks, seduction, manipulation, jealousy and murder! With a brilliant preformance by Susan Ward which goes to show Sunset Beach actors can act! Directed by Mary Lambert(Pet Sematary) who gives it a realist edge. This stylish suspense thiller will keep you on the edge of your seat and screaming for more!! This film is a MUST SEE!! Plus the DVD come crowded with extras and a great buy."
Decent story, mediocre acting
flickjunkie | 12/01/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This beach-club teen murder mystery was pummeled by the critics and lasted about three weeks in theaters before beating a hasty retreat to the rental market. Like all films that foster extreme comments and establish preconceived expectations, this one failed to live up (or should I say down) to them. It wasn't great, but it wasn't anywhere near as bad as its critics say it was.The story was actually good, in a puerile way. What I liked about it was that it accurately portrayed the immature backbiting and excessive preoccupation with superficialities that are common among teens. In certain ways, the story was predictable. It was easy to foresee that Adrien (Lori Heuring) was kidding herself if she thought there was no ulterior motive behind Brittany's (Susan Ward) open acceptance of an outsider into the group. What was cleverly presented and not so obvious was Brittany's motive.The production was TV quality. Director, Mary Lambert has mostly TV credits on her resume and didn't push the envelope. The acting was mediocre at best. Both Lori Heuring and Susan Ward were passable but unpolished and they lacked subtlety. The rest of the cast was far worse.This film will probably find a niche with teens and twenty-something young adults, but I don't think it is camp enough to attain cult status. I rated it a 5/10. It's not terrible, but it really doesn't distinguish itself in any meaningful way."
The Best Bad Movie Ever
Hazel Ordazzo | Boston, MA United States | 09/26/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Quite obviously this movie didn't get any Oscars, but then again if you're watching this kind of movie, you're not expecting Oscar material.
The plot was slightly above par, the acting- not so much. But this movie was FUN. Personally, I think it should have been in theaters longer, it's no worse then any other teen horror movie that was out at that time (Remember the travesty that was "I Still Know What You Did Last Summer"?) and I believe it could have done reasonably well.
So, if you're looking for a fun movie and not an Oscar Winner, you can't go wrong here. Also, the commentary is hysterical; I'd but the DVD just for that.
Hot cast, good plot, ok movie...
Mark Twain | 07/27/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I must admit, I enjoyed this movie...and it will no doubt turn into a guilty pleasure of mine once it hits DVD. The cast was attractive and the plot was twisted and easy to follow, as well as engrossing. The one problem was that nothing much seemed to happen, but I felt engrossed nonetheless. The movie didn't really live up to expectation, so don't expect much. If you go in with an open mind, you will enjoy it....if you expect to see the latest great teen thriller, ala Scream, you will be disappointed...the movie is a bit longer than it should be, but it is still a good movie...and be warned, this is hotter and sexier than any PG-13 movie I have ever seen...you will see breasts, dirty dancing, and lesbian kissing...as well as some steamy make-out sessions....enjoy..."