Alyssa Milano plays Lily, a Good Girl who moves to LA to attend art school and discovers a secret diary belonging to Ivy, from the previous movie. (That plot point alone should warn you that Poison Ivy 2 bears, at best, a ... more »distant resemblance to the original, and more's the pity.) Inspired by Ivy's "philosophy" of pushing all boundaries, Lily decides to explore the dark side of herself, which basically boils down to her chasing after a petulant, self-absorbed sculptor (Johnathon Schaech) and in turn being chased by her leacherous, self-absorbed art teacher. The point of movies like Ivy 2 is to have some fun, a few thrills, and we're done, thank you very much. But the filmmakers felt obliged to lard this thing up with ponderous pretension and Artistic Angst. The result is sort of a cross between Bikini Med School and La Notte, with a happy ending tacked on. Bleh. Milano tries her best to inject a little life and humanity into the proceedings, but it's an uphill climb all the way. --Geof Miller« less
"Although lacking the depth, perceptive characterisation and strong performances of the original POISON IVY (which was, essentially, a story about teenage alienation and loneliness rather than the erotic thriller it was billed as), this is a decent sequel with much to commend it. It's main asset is Alyssa Milano, who is stunningly sexy, gorgeous and convincing in the lead role. She dominates the movie, though its very nicely directed by Anne Goursand, who brings the same visual style and sheen she brought to EMBRACE OF THE VAMPIRE. It's a compelling, erotic drama that's a must for all lovers of Alyssa."
Unrated "No Nudity"
IntrepidVoyager | Europe | 01/03/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The movie was a good thriller, if you are looking for Nudity, the Unrated version could easily have passed for PG. Get "Embrace of the Vampire" if you want good nude sceens of Alyssa Milano."
Alysa Milano exposed
Jeff | USA, UT | 08/27/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)
"NR, more like PG-13. This film may have a couple of good scenes for those Alysa Milano fans. But nothing more than just really softcore stuff. If your a guy, Don't get this for your collection. It only has just like 5 minutes of very mild action, total."
Ignore the Non-Philistine Naysayers
J. McHenry | Detroit, MI | 03/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It's simple - Jaime Pressly in the hottest thing she ever did. These kinds of films are often all gong and no dinner, but not in the case of "The New Seduction". You'll flip your toupee watching it, or I'll eat my shorts. Also, Ms. Milano makes the second entry watchable. What's that? Don't care for the plot, music, story, acting, etc.? Just turn the sound down and enjoy. Get'chr priorities straight, son."
For Alyssa Fans Only
J. Martin | Woodside, NY | 08/21/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"If you love Alyssa Milano then you will love her in this movie. If you don't like her then you will hate it. Milano is absolutely stunning and does very well from innocnet Lily to seductress Lily. Unfortunatly the script is awful and the movie drags on and on.Alyssa doesn't even get the pleasure of working with talented actors which could have made the movie better.Xander Berkely is awful and unappealing as the art teacher and I cringed whenever he was in a scene. Jonathan Scheach did what he could in a role that had no substance whatsoever. This film is shot beautifully and the director does everything she can to make Alyssa look beautiful in every shot. As I said if your an Alyssa fan get this movie, if your a fan of Poison Ivy with Drew Barrymore, just watch that one again."