Wild Things

Movie review by Afsheen Nomai, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Convoluted erotic thriller, not for kids.

R 1998 108 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 17+

Based on 1 review

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Community Reviews

age 15+

Cult Classic

This movie is famous, mainly for the pool scene but also for many other reasons. There is quite a bit of swearing during the movie. The main problem for many is the sex. Yes this movie has sex, and quite a bit of it too. There is a threesome between a man and two woman who at first kiss each other then kiss the man. Denise Richards' character is quickly stripped to her underwear and her bra is whipped off. For the next minute or so she makes out with the man while the other woman pours wine on her chest. Her large, ball shaped boobs are seen in detail during this scene for the whole time. The other woman strips naked but we only see her back before the scene ends. The famous pool scene begins with the two woman kissing and getting into the pool. The other woman undoes Denise Richards' character's bikini top and throws it away. We briefly see Denise Richard's boobs again. They continue to kiss before she removes the other woman's top, again only seen from the back. After this they continue to make out, all the while being filmed. Denise Richard's boobs are seen a few more times throughout the scene, sometimes brief, other times for an extended period of time. This scene is extremely steamy, hence it's fame. A great movie for adults.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 17+

older teens

Love it good movie for older teens

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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