The ancient Aztecs used to practice human sacrifice. They would lead
their willing victims to the top of a high tower, tear their heart out
and show it to them still beating. Although now illegal this ritual is
still practiced in the exclusive schools of New York.
From the opening music to the closing credits CRUEL INTENTIONS seeps
with bitter tragedy.
"My heart's a tart, your body's rent"
"My body's broken yours is bent"
"Carve your name into my arm"
"Instead of stressed I lie here charmed"
"Cause there's nothing else to do"
"Every me and every you"
There is nothing else to do except watch people bend and burn. When
Sarah Michelle Geller says "I'm gonna fuck your brains out" you'd
better listen, and when she says "You can put it anywhere" you'd better
run. Reese Witherspoon plays the sacrificial Virgin that is lead to the
alter, the antithesis of Geller a puritan and prude. But, at the end of
the day puritan or slut, it's all prostitution and the women never
And as I face my still beating heart
I am reminded that, love or sorrow,
pleasure or pain, there is only one constant,