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Friday, October 31, 2014

Cruel Intentions

This is a dark disturbing tale about manipulation and seduction. The characters are two debutante teenagers whose parents marry each other. They lay down a bet that one innocent teen; a virtuous virgin (if you will) can be seduced and laid by the male of the pair. The bet of course is sex and so is the prize. That being said this movie is about more than just sleaze and circumstance it is about love. It is about how one horny ignorant young teenager can find true love in the form of purity and innocence. He becomes a better person in doing so and experiences the beauty of true love. Oh yea he gets the scandalous bitch in the end as well. The score was an amazing and added a perfect feel to multiple scenes in this film especially the fantastic finale. The acting was astonishing. I as an audience member and amateur reviewer had no problem relating to the main characters and despising their antagonist in the end. This is an adapted screenplay and the third movie to be based on the 18th century Novel Les Liaisons Dangerous. (See Dangerous Liaisons and Valmont) Which was an epistolary novel on sex and seduction. This was the first version to be aimed at slightly younger audience and also the main consumers of movies today. Which is of teenagers. I haven’t seen the other two versions but will add them to my Netlix queue and review them some time in the future. (don’t hold your breath) This right now wins my top honor and received my highest grade. Grade A

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Hi Matthew,

Thank you for the time and effort you put into this piece, especially on a Saturday morning. I can tell you definitely took good notes of everything that was going on during the event!

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Ten Most pathetic movie stars that still have careers.

(In A - B -C Order)

1. Hayden Christensen

2. Tom Crusie

3. Kevin Costner

4. Keeanu Reeves

5. Denise Richards

6. Adam Sandler

7. Arnold Schwarzenegger

8. William Shatner

9. Sylvester Stalloan

10. John Claude Van dahm