This film was not better than the original but still a close second. While it did not "get the cigar," it does hold its own when it comes to being an entertaining yarn. I really liked it.
Two rivals and a doctor join in cahoots to fraudulently acquire the fortune of Niles Dunlap, her stepfather, a wealthy man that owes millions to a crooked drug dealer. The scheme has really been cooked up between Brittany and her mother in order to get the money from the stepfather. Complicating matters is the insurance investigator played by Isiah Washington. His greed does him in in the end as Brittany frames him so tightly that he can't get out of it if he tries his best. I've not seen a frame this solid since Linda Fiorentino's fantastic job in The Last Seduction. Buy this film and you won't e disappointed. Buy The Last Seduction, too.
In this film the girls are allies, but secret allies. The surprise happens at the very end of the film where we see the stepfather fall to his death from an airplane in sabotaged parachute. Rachel Ward s ruthless! She slew her friend, killed her stepfather and may have poisoned her Mother--or did she? She certainly set up Isaiah Washington beautifully. Women are dangerous and ruthless! Don't play games with them because they will win!
I consider this to be a very good film. I'm the 51st person to review this movie. I plan to view the third and fourth film of the series next year when I get to my next DVD cycle.
A. Nathaniel Wallace, Jr.