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Poison Ivy
Poison Ivy
Actors: Sara Gilbert, Drew Barrymore, Tom Skerritt, Cheryl Ladd, Alan Stock
Genres: Drama, Cult Movies, Mystery & Suspense
R     1999     1hr 30min

Ivy the sexy streetwise new girl at a posh private school will do anything to fit in. With one slick seduction ivy sets off a chain reaction that makes poison ivy one of the most provocative and erotic thrillers ever filme...  more »


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Actors: Sara Gilbert, Drew Barrymore, Tom Skerritt, Cheryl Ladd, Alan Stock
Genres: Drama, Cult Movies, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Drama, Exploitation, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: New Line Home Video
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 11/02/1999
Original Release Date: 05/08/1992
Theatrical Release Date: 05/08/1992
Release Year: 1999
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color,Full Screen,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 5
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Jennifer M. (markschgirl) from TOLEDO, OH
Reviewed on 2/15/2011...
Good movie! I got it watched it with a few girlfriends and then going to swap it back out!
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Meg B. (Megatron)
Reviewed on 2/2/2010...
I loved this movie. I went into it with very low expectations, but the performances by Barrymore and Gilbert are outstanding, as is the script. Very entertaining and provocative film. If you are one of the many who only think of Drew as a star in the cheery romantic comedies she did in the nineties, you need to watch this movie, it will blow you away. It's the height of Drew Barrymore in her bad girl phase, and worlds away from anything she is doing now.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Dangreous and Hot
Adam | 04/23/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Ivy is the new, crazy girl in school. Sylvie is the lonesome, geeky, rich girl. Once Ivy and Sylvie meet, they become pretty good pals. Sylvie invites her to ride home, she also invites Ivy into her house. She was making a deadly mistake.

Anyone can tell that something is definitely odd about Ivy, but she is charming to anyone around her. Sylvie's sick mother is always depressed, but when Ivy comes along, Sylvie's mother starts to love Ivy. Sylvie's dad is really starting to get closer to Ivy, too. But Sylvie herself starts to regret the day that she talked to Ivy, because Ivy is starting to ruin her life. But Ivy wants to stay in Sylvie's house, and whatever Ivy wants, Ivy gets.

This movie was really entertaining throughout the whole thing, and it always kept you wondering what horrible thing that the misuderstood Ivy was going to do next. You were always trying to understand Ivy, wanting to know more about this strong character. This movie was chilling and definitely sexy, and overall, it's a good film."
Posion Ivy on DVD
Zolton | 11/07/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The first of the "Poison Ivy" movies, were DrewBarrymore shines in her role as Ivy. New Line did it again this is agreat DVD it has the unrated and the R-rated versions of the movie and both in Full Screen and Widescreen versions. Othere than that and the Original trailer there is nothing intresting in the DVD. Some Commentary would have been great but I guess you don't get everything in life. If you like Drew Barrymore then Buy it its great.(took off one start 'cuse there is no Commentary)"
A Coup D'Etat for Katt Shea Ruben and Drew Barrymore!
Zolton | 03/17/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Multi-talented, but heretofore little-known, director Katt Shea Ruben scored a brilliant, sudden and unusually highly successful stroke of genius in this highly erotic thriller about an under-privileged girl, newly admitted to a posh private school. Drew Barrymore brilliantly portrays Ivy, a sexy, street-wise and lethal Lolita that will do anything to fit in. Sara Gilbert portrays Cooper, a rich, smart, but misunderstood young feminist in search and need of a friend. Through Cooper, Ivy is ushered into a privileged world, and is instantly intrigued. Cooper's father (Tom Skerritt) is a handsome TV newscaster; her mother (Cheryl Ladd) is a beautiful Beverly Hills wife. Yet tensions in the home run deep, providing license for malice that Ivy is quick to seize. With one quick seduction, Ivy sets off a chain reaction that makes 'Poison Ivy' one of the most provocative and erotic films, of the erotic thriller genre, filmed to date. If you somehow missed this gem, give it a look soon. It is one of those very rare films you can enjoy again and again! Excellent!"