Is it a teen sex romp? A Baywatch episode? A horror movie? The In Crowd sort of combines all of those elements into its storyline, but doesn't quite pull it off.
The movie is about a girl who was just released from a psychiatric hospital (trying to add a little depth to the character, I guess) and who has taken a job at a summer beach resort. She falls into good graces with a popular young woman named Brittany and her friends, but this girl thinks that there might be something sinister that at least one or two of them is hiding.
Okay, so the story isn't great. The In Crowd doesn't face the facts that it just isn't going to make classic thriller level, so it tries to more serious than it possibly can be. With the young, hot cast that is more concerned with its cleavage and muscles than its acts, the story is given the back seat. Once in a while, The In Crowd does reach a certain level of suspense, or at least curiosity, that is intriguing, but it is just hard to take this movie seriously.
Of course, the primary audience for this film is guys, and The In Crowd does serve up at least some of what the audience is looking for. There is a beautiful woman on screen for just about every second, throwing seductive stares and smiles at the camera for entertainment's sake. However, The In Crowd serves as a sex tease and nothing more, since, in terms of skin shown, acts at a strictly PG-13 level. Why this is done is beyond me, since the box office total for this film would have doubled if people had heard that there were naked women walking around.
Anyway, back to the review. The In Crowd is eye candy and not much more; it sometimes becomes intriguing and is moderately entertaining. This isn't a film I'd watch again, but I don't consider the two hours I spent watching it a waste of time.
Review by Erik Samdahl unless otherwise indicated.
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