Cruel Intentions

Revealing mistake: In the swimming pool scene between Annette and Sebastian, a positioning mark can be seen quite clearly on the floor. [The swimming pool used was freezing cold, about 40 degrees, so Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon were freezing (look close and you can see Ryan shivering), and so were the camera crew, that they didn't repeat the shot, so the positioning mark was left in.] (00:28:05)

Continuity mistake: In the final scene where Annette is driving the Jaguar and having flashbacks, watch as she drives past lovely rolling hills and pastures. Cut to a helicopter shot of her driving the car along a New York freeway (FDR I think...) This mistake has been confirmed by the director. (01:33:35)

Visible crew/equipment: At the end of the film, when we see Annette driving the black car, as the camera pans up, you can see the camera crew in the reflection of the side of the car. (01:33:30)

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Continuity mistake: When Sebastian gives Kathryn the magazine so she can read the article, it is folded in the middle. when you see what she is reading, the page is smooth. (00:12:40)

Factual error: During one scene where Ronald is giving lessons, he tells Cecile to play a G major scale. After he says this, he adds, "Remember the third note, it's sharp." In a G major scale the third isn't sharp. The seventh is. (00:18:35)

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Suggested correction: When playing the cello, there can either be one finger space between the two notes or two. The first G would be just the G string with no fingers. The second note would be A, which means just putting a finger in the correct space on the string. The third note is B. The third note would use the third finger. The alternative, which would be wrong, would be to use the second finger. What Ronald is saying is, rather than use the second finger, you should use the third finger.

This correction seems to validate the mistake. There's nothing in the quote to indicate he's talking about finger positioning, you're not playing a sharp on the 3rd note.


Continuity mistake: When Kathyrn is in the bathroom (right before the service) she puts some memocards in front of her on the sink. There's a word highlighted with an orange marker. In the next shot the card has got no marked text. The third shot it's back again. (01:29:45)

Continuity mistake: When Kathyrn and Sebastian are arguing because he won't sleep with her, he grabs the phone from her and slams it down. But when the camera shows the desk, the phone is on the opposite side from where he slammed it into the receiver. (01:12:50)

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Continuity mistake: When Dr. Greenbaum hands Sebastian a copy of her book, in one shot she's holding the left side of the book, but in the next shot she's holding the right side of the book. (00:03:00)


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Continuity mistake: When Sebastian goes to visit Blaine, Blaine is using a scale to weigh out some marijuana. In one shot, there is a big pile on the scale, the camera cuts away. When the camera comes back to Blaine, there is a much smaller pile of marijuana. The camera cuts away and back again...the big pile has reappeared. (00:20:30)

Continuity mistake: In the final scene where Annette is driving Sebastian's car, in a close up shot she is wearing a watch, but in the next overhead shot, she is not. (01:33:30)

Continuity mistake: When Ronald tells Cecile their hours up, he hands her her cello bow, and in one shot he's holding the bow upright, but in the next shot as Cecile takes it, he's holding it sideways. (00:19:05)


Continuity mistake: When Kathryn and Cecile are having a picnic in the park, in a wideshot there's a blue wine bottle and a glass beside Cecile. In the next wide shot the bottle and the glass have moved behind Kathryn. (00:21:40)


Other mistake: When Sebastian and Ronald are fighting by the roadside, you can see the same man in red shorts and a black shirt, with a white jumper tied round his waist run past them about four times. (01:23:00 - 01:24:10)


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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Kathryn teaches Cecile how to kiss, the green clip in Cecile's hair keeps changing from almost fully covered by her hair to visible, throughout the scene. (00:22:30)


Continuity mistake: Near the end when Kathryn is handed a copy of Sebastian's journal you can see as she is reading it that she has nothing around her wrist, however when the headmaster comes out he pulls out her cross and it is twisted several times round her wrist. (01:32:05 - 01:33:00)

Continuity mistake: When Cecile and Kathryn are talking privately the position of Cecile's hair alternates position from behind her ear to covering her ear. (00:53:45)

Continuity mistake: When Sebastian "catches" Blaine and Greg, watch when he says "After all, it is you who is bad mouthing me to Annette Hardgrove". In shots of Sebastian's face, his hand is tipping Greg's chin upwards. In shots of Greg's face, Sebastian's hand is nowhere near his face.

Kathryn: So I assume you've come here to make arrangements, but unfortunately, I don't fuck losers.

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Trivia: When Sebastian calls Annette form his room, you can see there's a girl in bed. The scene before the call (Sebastian with the girl in the mirror) was deleted because it was considered "too much" for the movie.

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Answer: After. They met at Reese's 21st birthday party and subsequently worked together in Cruel Intentions. They wed on the 5th of June, 1999, which was after Cruel Intentions was completed.


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