After his precocious behavior has gotten him bounced out of one more in a string of exclusive private schools, 16-year old Sebastian Valmont (Dunne) has arrived in New York City to live with his father and stepmother. The cunning and handsome Sebastian may have met his match, however in his equallymanipulative and beautiful stepsister Kathryn Merteuil (Amy Adams). As Sebastian arrives for his first day at Manchester Prep, the exclusive school where Kathryn is student body president, he realizes that he'll have to do his best if he's to survive in the cutthroat world of the young and privileged.
There's a reason you haven't heard of this straight-to-video "sequel" to the seamy teen romp that had Ryan Phillippe baring his polished behind: it's twice as bad as the first one and is only worth a look to see just how embarrassingly buttless it can get. Writer-director Roger Kumble's original was no classic, Lord knows, but at least the game, nubile cast knew how to smack its lips--his follow-up (which, in tamer form, was to be the pilot for a proposed series called Manchester Prep) can't even pout properly. Phillippe's Sebastian character (here played by a bland, doughy Robin Dunne) is carted back out to be reintroduced to scheming stepsister Kathryn, enacted by a woefully unsexy Amy Adams (Sarah Michelle Gellar played Sebastian's ripe cousin in the first film). The two don't hit it off, and Sebastian--far more sentimental than his big-screen counterpart--immediately decides he's all for love, in the form of pristine deb Danielle (Sarah Thompson). It all amounts to a ponderously cartoonish nothing, including a twist ending that renders everything proceeding it completely incomprehensible. Kumble has the film spouting homilies on love and self-esteem, then randomly throws in bare breasts; it's like a horny Saved by the Bell, without the kick or pacing of good camp. --Steve Wiecking --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I love this movie I love how that old saying comes into play with this movie "what goes around comes around". A must own in your dvd collection.Published 23 months ago by Melissa
it was great!!
and the ending totally through me off track.
buy it rent it whatever.
Three words: What the f*ck?
I watched this movie with my friends in order, and when this one was put on I asked them "Haven't we just seen this"? Read more
GREAT STORY! WHAT A SEQUEL. GREAT ACTING. GREAT WRITING. A MUST HAVE MOVIE.Published on June 29 2004 by Nick Rocco
This movie is a guilty pleasure in every sense of the word. It's certainly not a great movie by any standard (but the original movie wasn't exactly a classic either). Read morePublished on June 18 2004
ok a sequal was expected...not wanted, needed, called for, or even good...but we got one non the less...
ok, a question? Read more
does anyone know what the name of the song is that is played at the begining when sebastian is in the cab?Published on March 23 2004