'Cruel Intentions' Heads Back to Theaters for Its 20th Anniversary

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Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon in Cruel Intentions
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Nothing makes us feel old AF quite like a movie turning 20. Cruel Intentions is a '90s flick that had some of our faves -- Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon, Selma Blair, Sean Patrick Thomas, and Dawson's Creek star Joshua Jackson -- that made it a must-see movie. Sure, the plot wasn't ideal (that's putting it mildly) or something that would really fly today, but the teen cult classic kept us entertained and pining over some '90s heartthrobs. Should anyone wish to take a stroll down memory lane, Cruel Intentions is heading back to theaters.

  • Cruel Intentions is a 1999 film about desire, deception, blackmail, and love.

    Reese Witherspoon and Sarah Michelle Gellar in Cruel Intentions
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    To sum it up, boy (Ryan Phillippe) meets girl (Reese Witherspoon). Boy wants to be with girl. Girl is saving herself. Boy makes twisted bet with his stepsister (Sarah Michelle Gellar) about the girl.

    Add in some blackmail, questionable acts, lies, lovemaking, an unexpected death, and a secret drug habit and you have Cruel Intentions.

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  • And it's crazy it's turning 20.


    Sure, Cruel Intentions isn't our favorite movie from our past ... but way to make us feel super old -- forcing us to let go of any and all "20 years ago was in the '70s" thoughts.

    (We're getting up there, y'all.)

  • To celebrate, the film is heading back to the big screen.

    Sarah Michelle Gellar and Ryan Phillippe in Cruel Intentions
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    That's right, Cruel Intentions is being rereleased, hitting theaters across the country for one week beginning March 22 to celebrate its 20th anniversary.

  • And it's safe to say the reaction is mixed.

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    Judging by the reaction, it's safe to say some people are here for it, whereas others want to leave it in the past because of its content.

  • People will have to make their own decision with this one.


    Whether you're a fan of Cruel Intentions or not, there's definitely nostalgia felt with so many movies heading back to theaters.

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