The In Crowd Review
By Christopher Null
Cruel Intentions gets its first serious imitator in this tale of youth, insanity, betrayal, and hot chicks (with nary a brassiere among them!) in an ultra-exclusive resort in a Hamptons-like locale.
The story is sad and pathetic, unbelievable for more than a second to anyone with less than 45% alcohol in his or her blood stream. Lori Heuring "stars" as a mental hospital patient who, on the recommendation of her doctor, is released so she can work at the aforementioned resort for the summer -- in order to see how far she's coming along with her adjustment back into the world. Here she encounters all manner of nut-job rich kids, provoking the question of who's more insane, her or the people she is serving as a cabana girl?
Needless to say, the body count ensues along with faux lesbianism, pool-based cat fights, drunkenness, date rape, and more! If fully half the film had not been shot in the dark without a single light to guide the way, well... this film would probably have been no better anyway.
Facts and Figures
In Theaters: Wednesday 19th July 2000
Box Office Worldwide: $5.2M
Distributed by: Warner Home Video
Production compaines: Warner Bros. Pictures
Contactmusic.com: 1.5 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes: 2%
Fresh: 1 Rotten: 59
Cast & Crew
Producer: James G. Robinson