The In Crowd (2000) ***
D: Mary Lambert
C: Susan Ward, Lori Heuring, Matthew Settle, Nathan Bexton, Kim Murphy, Ethan Erickson, Tess Harper
Plot Synopsis: A teenager who was recently released from an insane asylum lands a job at a posh country club resort, but falls under the spell of a mysterious it girl and her money grubbing friends. Just when things seem to be going well, someone starts picking off everyone. The question is "Who?".
Review: The In Crowd is a cross between I Know What You Did Last Summer and Beverly Hills 90210. It's not high art or one of those films that should be taken seriously. The In Crowd is a guilty pleasure of the highest form. There's class warfare, bitchiness, back stabbing, sex, tan lines, posturing, posing, gossip, lies, some more sex, deceit, oh and the occasional murder or two. And for good measure, there happens to be some lesbianism as well.
Lori Heuring and especially Susan Ward vamp it up like none other as they make there way through the salacious going-on's of The In Crowd while some pulsating techno music plays in the background. And closing out the film, is one of the most glorious catfights ever committed to trash cinema. An extended fight sequence between protagonist and antagonist which features fighting in the mud & grass while decked out in designer clothes, attempted drownings, shallow graves, hair pulling, nail scratching, clothes ripping, golf club swinging one on one combat all because of a man!
The In Crowd is pure and utter trash, but the thing is, The In Crowd knows that's pure & trash and gleefully throws good taste out the window and goes for it with reckless abandon. And I just happened to love every minute of it! [PG-13] 105 mins.
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