Sony Pictures’ iconic YA drama “Cruel Intentions” is coming back to theaters for a special one week screening. The film is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this month and will launch in select theaters on March 22. Fans of the original can hit the theaters later this month to watch “Cruel Intentions” on the big screen, but you will probably have Bittersweet Symphony stuck in your head for weeks.
Roger Kumble wrote the screenplay and directed the hit back in 1999. The film features Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon, and Selma Blair. The romantic-thriller was an incredible success for Sony Pictures at the time, opening in second-place behind “Analyze This” with a $13M opening. The film went on to make over $75M that year, an impressive gain from the film’s estimated $10.5M budget.
The film follows Kathryn (Sarah Michelle Gellar) and Sebastian (Ryan Phillippe) two manipulative teenage step-siblings who conspire to trick a naive girl named Annette Hargrove. The two step-siblings agree to a wager, putting Cecile Caldwell (Selma Blair) and the virginal Annette Hargrove (Reese Witherspoon) in danger. The film was another stepping stone for Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, and Reese Witherspoon; all three actors would go on to make more YA hits throughout 2000s.
To get fans excited for the big re-release, Sony Pictures dropped a trailer for the film earlier today with the announcement. The film is only opening in select theaters, so check your local listings or the Fandango app to see if it will be playing in your area. The movie will have to compete with some heavy-hitters this month, including the horror-thriller “Us,” and Disney’s big “Dumbo” release at the end of the month. If you’re a fan of late 90s YA drama, nothing really beats “Cruel Intentions.”
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