Reviewed by Chris Bjuland
Rating: 2 Beans
oly horny hijinks, Batman! Titilating teens, wet wanton women, succulent schoolgirls, and Kevin's Bacon; this movie has it all.
"Wild Things", the brainchild of screenwriter Stephen Peters, is a twisted mess of a courtroom drama. What starts out with great promise (a beautifully filmed sequence of Denise Richards and friend washing a jeep, giving us a montage of taned and toned legs, breasts, and butts, as well as a hint of girl on girl sexuality in the playful waterfight) turns into an over the top courtroom scam. Who's working for who and can you trust your partner with your secrets? Who cares?!
The story is this:
Kelly Van Ryan (Denis Richards, fresh from her tour of duty in "Starship Troopers") accuses high school guidance counselor Sam Lombardo (Matt "The Flamingo Kid" Dillion) of rape. Also coming forward with similar charges is beautiful white trash girl Suzie Toller (Neve Campbell, of "Party of Five" and "The Craft" fame). But, in an unusual plot twist given away in the film trailer, Suzie breaks down on the witness stand and admits she and Kelly made up the stories to get revenge on Sam. Oh, my! And it only gets better (and worse) from there.
What develops between our leading ladies (and men) becomes an erotic tour-de-force of schoolgirl fantasy and packs enough ribaldry to even give our resident diehard stoic Scooter a woody.
If you are wanting to see this movie looking for another boring rehashed John Grisham courtroom controversy, you've come to the wrong place. If, on the other hand, you are there to see Denise Richards and Neve Campbell (as Ken and I were), you won't be disappointed. Much.
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