Wild Things (1998) Reviewed

This was a sleeper hit when it came out in theaters and deserves solid cult status for being highly entertaining unapologetic trash. The convoluted double-crossing noir plot involves murder, a teacher (Matt Dillon) accused of rape, lesbian make-outs, bi-sexual threesomes, cat fights, court scenes and best of all: Bill Murray as a sleazy ambulance chaser. The sex scenes were pretty intense for an R-rated major studio release at the time. Denise Richards supplies most of the nudity. Neve Campbell doesn’t show anything. And –oh yes- Kevin Bacon’s penis makes an unwelcome appearance. The credit sequence has some nice post-script moments that tie up loose ends. A special edition was released several years after the initial DVD release and it’s one of the rare alternate cuts that actually provides extra sex and nudity in its deleted scenes. Huzzah! WT was directed by John McNaughton who also directed Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer.

~ by Number5ive on February 11, 2010.

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