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August 31, 2017
Drew Barrymore ups the ante in her bad girl persona in this indie flick that was a major turning point for her career. Barrymore plays the mysterious and envious Ivy; who has just appeared out of nowhere to an outcast teen (Sara Gilbert) and has made rather quick friends with her. Gilber and Barrymore portray their characters with great conviction; unfortunately Tom Skerritt and Cheryl Ladd, as Gilbert's parents, seem to be fulfiling some sort of contractual obligation for their roles. While the film is pretty cookie cutter Fatal Attraction-esque fare centered around teen girls; it does manage to pull Barrymore and Gilbert into focus as worthy box office opponents. The cinematography and score complement the emotional storyline, Beware the three (3) sequels that came forth from this.
July 3, 2017
Fui com tanta expectativa...
½ May 6, 2016
Kinda boring but it's an OK movie
April 6, 2015
Hollywood kiddie porn.
December 20, 2014
A pretty strong opening but inconsistent after that. The ideas have been better executed elsewhere. Sara Gilbert and Drew Barrymore are mostly good but probably needed another take or two to get some of the weaker scenes up to snuff.
Super Reviewer
½ June 15, 2014
Drew Barrymore stars in the erotic thriller Poison Ivy. The story follows a high school vixen named Ivy who befriends a social outcast named Sylvie; but the friendship turns dark and disturbed as Ivy inserts herself into Sylvie's family. Barrymore gives a strong performance that carries the seductive and sinister nature of the character. And, she has good chemistry with co-star Sara Gilbert; the two have a compelling relationship that enhances an otherwise mediocre script. Despite some of its more provocative parts, Poison Ivy is a tragic tale about the need to belong.
January 25, 2014
Ivy (Drew Barrymore) the sexy, streetwise new girl in a posh private school, will do anything to fit in. Sylvie (Sara Gilbert) rich, smart, but misunderstood-needs a friend.

When Ivy is invited into Sylvie's privileged world, she is instantly intrigued. Sylvie's father (Tom Sherritt) is a handsome TV newscaster; her mother
(Cheryl Ladd) is a beautiful Beverly Hills wife. Yet tensions in the home run deep - providing a license for malice that Ivy is quick to seize.

also stars Alan Stock, Jeanne Sakata, Angel Broadhurst, Warren Burton and Randall Caldwell.

directed by Katt Shea.
½ October 4, 2013
Though it clearly borrows from the likes of Brian De Palma and Alfred Hitchcock, "Poison Ivy" is a very decent thriller. More than decent, actually. The movie's language is often poetic. The music is eerie. And the film offers a suspenseful look at a friendship gone bad. Sara Gilbert and Tom Skerritt make a good father and daughter team, but the real surprise is Drew Barrymore as Ivy. Barrymore plays against her usual type and sizzles as a sexy, disturbed teen who, like the clever title states, purposefully poisons everything she touches. "Poison Ivy" is pretty erotic, and it works as a thriller, but overall, it's really entertaining to watch Drew go bad. Give this one a shot.
½ April 22, 2013
The only (but a big one) star is exceptionally for hypersexual Drew Barrymore and additional half of a star is for Sara Gilbert's real feelings (and somewhat realistic acting) toward her mother close to the end.
February 21, 2013
I've seen this movie a few times in parts. Never sat through the whole thing. It wasn't very exciting. Drew's Character is very wicked and deceiving.
½ January 27, 2013
The orchestral soundtrack and creepy atmosphere make for a moving experience. The cast, plot and script are capable and sufficient, but secondary.
January 13, 2013
I liked it. For me shows what loneliness and a broken home can make person turn to deceit,immoral behavior and even murder with a hint of insanity to try acquire that dream picture life with everything in it.
½ January 6, 2013
A student (Sara Gilbert) at a private high school becomes best friends with an orphan (Drew Barrymore) and lets her move into her household. As she becomes used to her friend's lifestyle, this orphan (for no reason at all) plans to kill her friend's ailing mother (Cheryl Ladd) and seduce her friend's father (Tom Skerritt) in the erotic melodrama, Poison Ivy. If you are going to see this film for the sole purpose of simply looking at Drew Barrymore's body, you won't be disappointed with this film as far as that aspect is concerned. Otherwise, Poison Ivy is a very silly, dumb picture for everyone else with an overly melodramatic plot and a pathetic execution.
½ December 7, 2012
Makes a fine addition to my collection.
November 10, 2012
Drew Barrymore shines as the femme fatale Ivy in this neo-noir-ish film.
September 10, 2012
Barrymore and Gilbert are great together and make this film a little more interesting.
½ August 29, 2012
Drew Barrymore's first mature role, striding away from her 80's girl next door image (thank's to E.T.). Barrymore who dabbles in between a fine line of sultry and sumptuous with a cruel under-layer lacks that special something. The low budget doesn't seem to compliment the films integrity either.

Oh and I just have to point out That Leonardo Dicaprio was a extra in this film... every actors got to start somewhere.. right?
August 16, 2012
I loved it's awkwardness
July 23, 2012
Drew RoCkS! It's a really messed up movie. Felt sorry for Sara Gilbert's character.
July 19, 2012
Shes No Charlies Angel But...
Drew berrymore like never before
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