|Directed by:||John McNaughton|
|Written by:||Stephen Peters|
|Cast:||Kevin Bacon, Matt Dillon, Denise Richards, Neve Campbell, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Bill Murray, Theresa Russell, Robert Wagner, Carrie Snodgrass, Jeff Perry|
Wild Things is one of those movies that no one knows what the plot was, who the characters were, or how it ended. People know it for the threesome scene and Campbell/Richards making out in the pool. That's it. So I decided to actually watch the movie in its entirety and it wound up to be some trashy fun.
The whole movie plays out like a soap opera. Lots of planning to kill people, people screwing each other figuratively and literally, and more twists and turns than a mountain road. I'll say that it was pretty funny to watch these events especially with the constant twists. It kept getting more ridiculous as the movie goes on. Nothing is truly surprising and it all depends on a lot of sex to keep the viewer interested because it does get rather dull when there's no sex or violence on screen.
The acting was serviceable. Matt Dillon pretty much had the same expression on his face the whole time. Even during the threesome, he still kind off has that same facial expression. Campbell was the most interesting character when it comes to backstory being a druggie and plenty of dark history. It's a shame her story wasn't really delved until like the last ten minutes. Richards was there for pure sex appeal and that's it. Bill Murray's small role as a lawyer was pretty funny.
Plot (6/10): Blackmail, sex, murder, and trials. Yep, sounds like a soap opera.
Acting (6/10): No one was bad here, but they knew what this movie was so they don't act like its high art. Kevin Bacon obviously doesn't care to be there maybe because he doesn't bang Richards or Campbell.
Direction (7/10): Great locales in Miami. Lots of gratuitious shots whether it is male or female bodies.
Eye Candy (10/10): There's a reason why this movie has been masturbation fodder for all these years.
Overall, it offers some entertainment due to how ridiculous the story is, but aside from that and the sex there's not much here to recommend.