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Cruel Intentions 2

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Edgy prequel about spoiled teens; lots of sex and cursing.

Movie R 2001 87 minutes
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age 15+

Based on 1 parent review

age 15+

A movie about sex,fine to watch it as a 15 y.o

This movie is just sooooo amazing and the 2nd and the 3rd one were like to me 7.9/10 both this one is like a remake to the first one this movie can be watched by a 15 years old boy or a girl sex isn't something new to a 15 years old boy/girl so just WATCH THEM ALL!:)

This title has:

Great messages
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Even Adams can't rescue this from tedium. Cruel Intentions 2 is terrible. While Amy Adams does her best to tear into her role as a sadistic, sex-obsessed bully, the writing by writer-director Roger Kumble is laughably bad. When her stepbrother Sebastian moves into the Manhattan mansion she shares with her mom and stepdad, she barges into his shower and warns him, "No one is going to threaten my cushy life." What teenager would ever say "cushy life"? That Adams was 25 when she played a freshman in high school and that Dunne looked every bit of his 23 years while playing a sophomore is truly the least of this movie's problems.

Note that the movie started as Manchester Prep, a TV series spin-off from the first Cruel Intentions, but apparently the network found it too sex-powered for 2001, or just too stupid. The rejiggering of the footage may explain some of its badness and the abruptness and irrelevance of its ending.

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