In this direct-to-video prequel to the 1999 feature Cruel Intentions, Kathryn Merte (Amy Adams) is the manipulative, cold-hearted daughter of social climber Tiffany Merte-Valmont (Mimi Rogers). Tiffany has just married again, and Kathryn is not getting along well with her new stepbrother Sebastian (Robin Dunne), who is just as skilled in the venomous art of social gamesmanship as Kathryn. Together they negotiate the tricky paths of sexual and personal power at their upscale private high school, Manchester Prep. Cruel Intentions II began life as Manchester Prep, a TV series for the Fox network that was spun off from the hit film by director and screenwriter Roger Kumble. However, the show's portrayal of sexually voracious teens sparked a controversy in the press, and Fox opted to cancel the series before the two episodes that had been completed ever aired. The footage from the completed shows was combined with new material created by Kumble to make this feature. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
The movie was terrible. Not only are the character names the same but they even use the some of the same events and lines from the first movie, generally the just add some twist that doesn't make sense. And their really isn't any kind of struggle or conflict like in the first. Don't bother wasting your time to see it.
Cruel Intentions 2 is the worst movie I have ever saw. The movie didnt make any since the ending of this movie was terrible. The best thing about the ending was that the movie was over dont waste your time or money on this movie
I found this a bit hard to follow given that it takes place before Cruel Intentions, but in some respects seems to follow. Amy Adams is a wonderful actress and does a great job at playing sweeties, so her role as an evil step sister seemed out of place. I had to work at remembering this was done way back in 1999, before she really established her current career. It is a great movie for guys to check out a lot of cute chicks!
Cruel Intentions 2 is the biggest load of crap I've had the displeasure of seeing in a long time. The movie acyually has some up and coming stars in it, but the performances are just dreadful. The whole thing is played tongue in cheek, no one took this movie seriously. If all of this wasn't bad enough, we also get a terrible script. The movie is plodding along for 75 minutes or so, and in the last 5 minutes, they just make this nonsensical change in direction. It was dumb. The only memorable thing about the movie is the shower scene where real life twins get naked and make out. If you're into that kind of thing, 10 minutes of the movie will be worth watching.