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Wild Things

Starring: Kevin Bacon, Matt Dillon, Neve Campbell
Director: John McNaughton
Genre: Thriller
Year: 1998
Rating: 4 / 5

Reviewed by Guest Scribe Godking

[Wild Things] She climbed out of the pool, and as the droplets of water sliding down the curve of her breasts passed over her nipples, I thought that maybe I was going to scream. Can we say every male fantasy has been placed ONSCREEN for our enjoyment, in a feature film that while tawdry and covered in a secreted resin also manages to throw a couple of damn good plot twists.

A couple damn good plot twists? Let's just say that even the Guru himself - the individual who claims to have deduced all the twists and turns of The Usual Suspects before the movie was even released - would have a tough time sorting through all these hair-pin turns. Just as the viewer starts to feel good about himself for guessing a couple early twists (the sort which are devulged in the previews), the film merely marches onward, as though that little twist is nothing compared to the shockers which lie ahead. Now matter how on top of the plot a viewer might be, deciphering all the hidden entanglements is as difficult as trying to figure out why Alec Baldwin turned down Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan® franchise.

Let me recap. Neve Campbell, Denise Richards. Yum Yum. Yummy. Neve may be better known, but Denise (Starship Troopers) is one fly honey. Okay, so she plays a little bit of a psychopath. So does Neve, and full-frontal Bacon. (If anyone was wondering, you can now link Kevin Bacon with every young star of the late 90's, and say that Dillion has bedded them.) Can we say two psychos are fun, but three are a crowd, and you dont want to be the stupid psycho? Okay, Okay. So, in the course of the film...

Dillon gets jobbed by a rich bitch. The freaky girl jobs him, too. Then.. Oh-my-god can you believe it, the plot twists. Hell, the mean old aristocratic blueblood kicks him out of his beach club. So he gets help. BILL MURRAY {drumroll}. (While this film is anything but a comedy - though you will find yourself laughing at the gratuitous nature of the film - Bill Murray is quite humorous in his bit part.) Bill plays the sleazoid lawyer who just happens to find the case of his dreams. Then, as Kevin Bacon puts it.. "You ever seen something bad happen..." Consider yourselves foreshadowed. I'm not saying you won't be able to figure this film out - it doesn't require too much - but while you watch, just think of the eye candy. And try to think how many girls looked THAT DAMN GOOD at your high school.

Side Note: Bodies made for SIN, mouths made for POUTING. If you don't like this film, you are either ugly and female, or a critic with a gerbil stuck up your ass.

Cast:

Kevin Bacon..........Ray Duquette
Matt Dillon..........Sam Lombardo
Neve Campbell..........Suzie Toller
Theresa Russell..........Sandra Van Ryan
Denise Richards..........Kelly Van Ryan
Bill Murray..........Ken Bowden
Robert Wagner..........Tom Baxter

Certification: Rated R for nudity, language, and violence.
Running Time: 107 minutes.

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