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Poison Ivy: The New Seduction (Widescreen/Full Screen)
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Poison Ivy - The New Seduction
Joel Silver (48 Hours, Diehard, The Matrix) has a theory about action movies--you need a good bang-up scene about every ten minutes. The people who made The New Seduction operate on the same principle, only instead of car chases and explosions, the curvaceous Jaime Pressly takes her clothes off and then, more likely than not, has sex with someone. If Seduction had been made 60 years ago at Warner Brothers, nobody would have gotten naked, but otherwise this gleefully trashy bit of film noir would have fit right in. The plot's a reworking of the original; this time, Ivy's sister Violet returns after 11 years to wreak havoc on the family that turned her mother (the family maid) out onto the street for sleeping with the man of the house. Pressly brings both a smoldering energy and sense of fun to her very-bad-girl part. As the lonely daughter who was Violet's best friend, Megan Edwards is both appealing and strong enough to avoid being simpy. While this movie lacks the relative subtlety of the original, it's a whole lot more fun than the morose first sequel, Poison Ivy 2. --Geof Miller
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Although the first "Poison Ivy" wasn't exactly "Citizen Kane," it did feature fine performances by Barrymore and Edwards. Not in this bomb, however. There's nothing mysterious whatsoever about this flick--it's clear that Pressly is on her way to seducing and/or killing each member of the family. This is supposed to be an erotic flick, but because there's nothing remotely sexy in Violet's mannerisms and actions, the sex scenes are ice cold. Eventually the maid gets wise to Violet, but it's too late for her. Ditto for Joy's boyfriend (whom Violet has already seduced). Ditto, eventually, for Ivan (whom Violet has already seduced). But what's truly ridiculous is the ending. There's no point in going into it--suffice it to say that it makes no sense whatsoever and completely sinks this wretched film.
There are rabid five-star reviews for this film, and I have no doubt that most of them came from the enjoyment of Jaime Pressly in the buff. I understand--but it is possible, guys, to make good movies with steamy sex scenes. Takes good directing and acting. This has neither.
Oh, yeah--if it's worth anything to you, you can watch both the R-rated version and the unrated version on this DVD.
To hold this movie to the same standards as a regular movie would be a disservice to it, and I think it should be rated against other movies of its genre:
1) Nudity - 5 Stars - What can I say except for bravo. Veteran B-movie writer Karen Kelly has managed to create a plot where nude scenes seamlessly flow into each other, and actually kind of make sense. One constantly expects Ron Jeremy to make a quick cameo; the quality is that good.
2) Starlet Quality - 1 Star- At the time of this movie Jaime Pressly had only one previous acting role (playing the pre-teen American girl in Mercenary), and the excitement factor knowing she was soon to be nude was just not there.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
surprisingly,very surprisingly,i didn't mind this movie at all.it was
certainly head and shoulders above number two,and quite a bit better
than the first one. Read more
Greg Vaughn was so hot in this movie. His facial expressions and body are great. He doesn't look too hot now on GH, bad casting for character Lucky Spencer :( Jamie is soo hot. Read morePublished on Dec 29 2003
I didn't give this movie five stars for Oscar-winning performances. Yes the cast does do an okay job, but Jaime Pressly's flawless body steals the show. Like I said, DAMN! Read morePublished on July 28 2003
Let's see. A good hint that any plot you might decipher from this movie (other than T&A) is an obvious afterthought might be the fact that it is "unrated"! Hello! Read morePublished on May 23 2003
this film is a lot more erotic than poison ivy 2, and jaime pressly is very beautifull. If you're not a fan of her, then you'll become soon !Published on May 9 2003
I was incredibly surprised by this movie. After having endured and zapped countless, boring Cinemax-like erotic thrillers, it was great to see one that is extremely sexy,... Read morePublished on Feb. 18 2003
This is a great movie with a great Jaime Pressly! The storiy is for this gerne OK and it has a high erotic factor. You see Jaime 5 or more times naked! And it's real! Read morePublished on Aug. 2 2002
Lets face it, she is the hottest in this movie. Tons of "full" nude scenes make this movie awsome. My favorite is when she strips in front of the pool, then goes for a swim. Read morePublished on May 27 2002
Forget the plot. Forget the storyline. The best reason to get this movie......you see Jaime Pressly NUDE!!! Not just once. Not just for a couple seconds. Read morePublished on May 19 2002 by Michael O.