1999 Certificate: 15

Synopsis

Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon star in a sharp update of Les Liaisons Dangereuses with rich New York college students taking the place of French aristocrats. Related sexual predators Gellar and Phillippe prey on virginal innocents - like good girl Selma Blair - in a love-shattering game of seek-and-destroy. You can almost taste the raging hormones, especially when Gellar and Blair lock lips in a moment voted Best Kiss at 2000's MTV Movie Awards!

Director

  • Roger Kumble

Cast

  • Reese Witherspoon

  • Ryan Phillippe

  • Sarah Michelle Gellar

  • Selma Blair

Review

Ryan Phillippe and Sarah Michelle Gellar kick up a storm as near-incestuous siblings who plot the downfall of others in this sharp and enjoyable teen campus version of Dangerous Liaisons.

Selma Blair is fun as one of their victims and Reese Witherspoon steals all her scenes as the virgin who makes Phillippe see the light of true love.

It's great to see the stars relishing their unusual casting. Phillippe married Witherspoon the year the film was made. Swoosie Kurtz appears both in this and Dangerous Liaisons. The script was written in only 12 days.