Cruel Intentions

Movie review by Sarah Wenk, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Rich NYC teens behave badly; lots of sex, cursing.

R 1999 97 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 9 reviews

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age 16+

Now THIS is what I call an Ideal Romantic Drama

Our story revolves around two step-siblings who make a bet. Regarding this bet, the sophisticated Sebastian must seduce the beautiful virgin Annette into bed. In the process, he not only falls in love with her but also ensues a love triangle with the naive and sexually inept Cecile. Once Sebastian's evil stepsister, Kathryn, realizes that her plans backfire, she tries her best to get ahead through blackmail and deceit. You know, 1999 was the year where incredibly brilliant movies came out. I must thank Roger Kumble for his successful attempt at his script, which resulted in perfect casting, splendid direction, suspenseful story turns, and an overall satisfying project!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 13+

for teens

Love it if u let ur teens watch prime time soaps let them watch this

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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