1998 / 108m - USA
Mystery, Comedy
Wild Things poster


April 28, 2006


September 01, 2023


Big plot twists were a thing in the late 90s, but Wild Things (also known as Sex Crimes) took it one step further. The first half of the film has a basic setup, what follows next is a continuous string of twists that keep flipping the story. I liked it a lot when I first watched it, and while it's still fun, it has lost some of its charm throughout the years.

A school counselor gets into trouble when one of his rich students accuses him of raping her. He quits his job and becomes a pariah in his community, especially when a second girl steps forward, also accusing him of rape. He gets himself a lawyer, but there is more to the story than people are telling.

What made this film famous were Denise Richards' boobs and her kiss with Neve Campbell, not quite as impressive 25 years later. The plot is still fun, though the setup takes a bit too long and the film could've been tighter edited. Not bad at all, but it's not the kind of film that gets better once you know the plot.