The Treat

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"Men Are Scum"
  • R
  • 1998
  • 1 hr 22 min
  • 4.1  (506)

The Treat is a 1998 romantic comedy film directed by Jonathan Gems. The film stars Julie Delpy, Georgina Cates, and Pamela Gidley in lead roles. The story of The Treat is centered around two sisters, Trisha (Georgina Cates) and Marilyn (Pamela Gidley) who are returning to their family's run-down summer house in the Hamptons for the summer. The sisters are hoping to sell the house and use the money to start a new life.

The Treat starts when, on their way to the house, Marilyn finds a handsome stranger named Chris (Christian Bale), who has been knocked unconscious nearby. Despite the sisters' initial reluctance, they decide to take him in and help him recover from his injuries.

As Chris starts to recover, he develops a connection with both sisters, which leads to a love triangle. Trisha falls for Chris while still dating her boyfriend, while Chris and Marilyn start to develop feelings for each other.

The film also features a subplot involving the sisters' mother and her new partner, who is trying to sell the summer house behind the sisters' backs. This subplot provides some comic relief and adds to the film's overall theme of familial tension and conflict.

The Treat is a charming, witty film that explores the intricacies of relationships and family dynamics. The script is well-written, with clever dialogue and relatable characters that keep the audience invested in the story.

The performances in The Treat are excellent. Julie Delpy, in particular, shines as Trisha, the conflicted sister torn between her loyalty to her family and her feelings for Chris. Cates and Gidley also deliver strong performances, portraying the sisters as both self-assured and vulnerable.

The film's cinematography is also noteworthy, capturing the beauty and tranquility of the Hamptons while providing a fitting backdrop for the film's emotional beats.

In terms of its overall tone, The Treat harkens back to classic romantic comedies of the 90s, with its breezy humor and romantic tension. However, it is grounded in a more realistic and relatable world, making it a refreshing departure from the typical Hollywood fare.

Overall, The Treat is a delightful film that has aged well over the years. It is a must-see for fans of romantic comedies and anyone looking for a fun, engaging film that explores the complexities of relationships and family dynamics.

The Treat is a 1998 romance movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 22 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.1.

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    1 hr 22 min
  • IMDB Rating
    4.1  (506)