Saturday, March 25, 2006

"Wild Things" review

Wild Things (1998)

Directed by John McNaughton

Writing credits Stephen Peters

Matt Dillon.... Sam Lombardo
Kevin Bacon.... Sgt. Ray Duquette
Neve Campbell.... Suzie Marie Toller
Theresa Russell.... Sandra Van Ryan
Denise Richards.... Kelly Lanier Van Ryan
Daphne Rubin-Vega.... Det. Gloria Perez
Robert Wagner.... Tom Baxter
Bill Murray.... Kenneth Bowden

I saw this one in a packed theater on a Saturday night. The movie was pushing all the right buttons. It was cruising along, doing it's thing, when it comes to a scene with Denise Richards, Neve Campbell and Matt Dillon all in bed together. The second the two girls went to kiss each other, a woman in front of me jumped up and yelled, "What is this junk? Porno?!". She ran out and left her boyfriend behind. He and I and the rest of the audience enjoyed a great, great scene.

What is it about women kissing each other? God help me, I cannot get enough of it. It's all about female lips. No matter what they're doing, it'll be interesting. In fact, of all the things you could film, two women kissing each other is the most hypnotic and the most satisfying. Well, at least in my world it is. Well known movie fact: Lesbian sex improves any movie. "Wild Things" is no exception. It's mainstream exploitation at its finest.

Bill Murray was also hilarious as a sleazy lawyer. But the stars of this show were the Wild Things. They had another great scene together in a swimming pool. The girls were having some fun. So was I.

SCORE: 3 out of 4 wild things

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