History Film / CruelIntentions

4th Oct '17 10:09:36 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* GenreSavvy: Sebastian uses the oldest trick in the book to make a girl fall in love with you in a teen movie: Act as insufferably obnoxious as possible to get her to [[BelligerentSexualTension despise you and then suddenly realize she can't resist you]].
** Averted in ''Cruel Intentions 2'' in which his gestures toward Danielle are actually kind of romantic, albeit a bit [[StalkerWithACrush creepy]], making it a KickTheDog moment when [[spoiler: she reveals she was playing him for a [[TheFool fool]] the whole time]].
25th Sep '17 6:12:22 AM N0na
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* StrawFeminist: Kathryn whines to an eye-rolling Sebastian about how the DoubleStandard between boys and girls [[InternalizedCategorism causes her to feel suicidal]] ([[SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness hyperbole?]]). At least her more mature counterpart, the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Literature/DangerousLiaisons Marquise de Merteuil]], fancies herself as a self-empowered 18th-century woman, albeit still a StrawFeminist, as she gloats to the Vicomte de Valmont about how cunningly she's learned to utilize her feminine wiles to outsmart men. The '90s teen counterpart, on the other hand, just comes off as pathetically [[EmoTeen emo]] and [[{{Wangst}} wangsty]].

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* StrawFeminist: Kathryn whines to an eye-rolling Sebastian about how the DoubleStandard between boys and girls [[InternalizedCategorism causes her to feel suicidal]] ([[SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness hyperbole?]]).literally]] or [[{{Narm}} hyperbolically]]?). At least her more mature counterpart, the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Literature/DangerousLiaisons Marquise de Merteuil]], fancies herself as a self-empowered 18th-century woman, albeit still a StrawFeminist, as she gloats to the Vicomte de Valmont about how cunningly she's learned to utilize her feminine wiles to outsmart men. The '90s teen counterpart, on the other hand, just comes off as pathetically [[EmoTeen emo]] and [[{{Wangst}} wangsty]].
25th Sep '17 5:48:15 AM N0na
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* TwoDecadesBehind: Okay, so this is based on an 18th-century French novel. But it obviously takes place in the modern day (late 1990s) given [[SorryILeftTheBGMOn the music heard on the (in-universe) soundtrack]] and the technology present, which makes the elitist and borderline reclusive behavior of the upper-class characters - not commonly seen in American society since the mid-1950s or so - come off as slightly anachronistic. Not to mention Mrs. Caldwell's [[MalignedMixedMarriage disgust at race-mixing]], which is especially out of character for a sophisticated New Yorker in the late twentieth century.
25th Sep '17 4:37:45 AM N0na
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* SparedByTheAdaptation: The ending of the stage musical parody ambiguously suggests that Sebastian faked his death to expose Kathryn.
** That's one interpretation. More likely, the actor steps out of character once he gets up and starts singing with the rest of the ensemble for the final bow.



* TearsOfRemorse: [[spoiler: Kathryn]] at the end of the film, once she [[spoiler: is exposed as the manipulative bitch she is and, upon reading about herself in Sebastian's published journal, she finally seems to grasp how messed up a person she is. Also, Sebastian wrote of her as being "my true love" despite all her faults, making her feel guilty about her indirect role in his death.]]
25th Sep '17 4:29:57 AM N0na
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* StrawFeminist: Kathryn whines to an eye-rolling Sebastian about how the DoubleStandard between boys and girls [[InternalizedCategorism causes her to feel suicidal]] ([[SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness hyperbole?]]). At least her more mature counterpart, the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Literature/DangerousLiaisons Marquise de Merteuil]], fancies herself as an empowered 18th-century woman, albeit still a StrawFeminist, as she gloats to the Vicomte de Valmont about how cunningly she's learned to utilize her feminine wiles to outsmart men. The '90s teen counterpart, on the other hand, just comes off as pathetically [[EmoTeen emo]] and [[{{Wangst}} wangsty]].

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* StrawFeminist: Kathryn whines to an eye-rolling Sebastian about how the DoubleStandard between boys and girls [[InternalizedCategorism causes her to feel suicidal]] ([[SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness hyperbole?]]). At least her more mature counterpart, the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Literature/DangerousLiaisons Marquise de Merteuil]], fancies herself as an empowered a self-empowered 18th-century woman, albeit still a StrawFeminist, as she gloats to the Vicomte de Valmont about how cunningly she's learned to utilize her feminine wiles to outsmart men. The '90s teen counterpart, on the other hand, just comes off as pathetically [[EmoTeen emo]] and [[{{Wangst}} wangsty]].
25th Sep '17 4:27:07 AM N0na
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* StrawFeminist: Kathryn whines to an eye-rolling Sebastian about how the DoubleStandard between boys and girls [[InternalizedCategorism causes her to feel suicidal]] ([[SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness hyperbole?]]). At least her more mature counterpart, the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Literature/DangerousLiaisons Marquise de Merteuil]], fancies herself as an empowered 18th-century woman, albeit still a StrawFeminist, as she gloats to the Vicomte de Valmont about how cunningly she's learned to utilize her feminine wiles to outsmart men. The '90s teen counterpart, on the other hand, just comes off as pathetically [[EmoTeen emo]] and [[{{Wangst}} wangsty]].
22nd Jul '17 2:09:33 AM N0na
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** That's one interpretation. More likely, the actor steps out of character once he gets up and starts singing with the rest of the ensemble for the final bow.
15th Dec '16 6:59:59 AM xcountryguy
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** [[BigWhat WHAT?!]] Manipulative people are charming instead of blatant {{Jerkass}}es?
8th Nov '16 5:17:36 AM AM_NK
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* TwoDecadesBehind: Okay, so this is based on an 18th-century French novel. But it obviously takes place in the modern day (late 1990s) given [[SorryILeftTheBGMOn the music heard on the (in-universe) soundtrack]] and the technology present, which makes the elitist and borderline reclusive behavior of the upper-class characters - not commonly seen in American society since the mid-1950s or so - come off as slightly anachronistic. Not to mention Mrs. Caldwell's [[MalignedMixedMarriage disgust at race-mixing]], which is especially out of character for a sophisticated New Yorker in the late twentieth century.
25th Sep '16 3:01:43 AM Morgenthaler
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->''[[GenreBlindness How can someone so charming be so manipulative?]]''
-->--'''[[CaptainObvious Annette]]'''

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->''[[GenreBlindness How ->''How can someone so charming be so manipulative?]]''
-->--'''[[CaptainObvious Annette]]'''
manipulative?''
-->--'''Annette'''
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