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      Beautiful Creatures

      PG-13 Released Feb 14, 2013 2h 3m Fantasy Romance List
      48% Tomatometer 183 Reviews 54% Audience Score 25,000+ Ratings In the small town of Gatlin, S.C., teenage Ethan Wate (Alden Ehrenreich) sees his static world shaken by the arrival of Lena Duchannes (Alice Englert), the niece of town patriarch Macon Ravenwood (Jeremy Irons). Immediately, Ethan feels drawn to Lena, even though destruction seems to surround her, and she has supernatural powers that are beyond her control. Worse still, a curse looms for Lena at the approach of her 16th birthday -- a time when the forces of either light or dark will claim her. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Charming romantic leads and esteemed supporting cast aside, Beautiful Creatures is a plodding YA novel adaptation that feels watered down for the Twilight set.

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      Larushka Ivan-Zadeh metro.co.uk The massive plus this gothic teen romance has over Twilight is that it's frequently funny - intentionally. Rated: 3/5 Sep 1, 2017 Full Review Monica Castillo Bitch Media It's a Southern-fried supernatural teen romance that's all empty calories and rich taste-just the thing for a Valentine's Day release. May 10, 2016 Full Review Wesley Morris Grantland Beautiful Creatures is like the Twilight movies but with a chaperone making sure the boys dance a foot apart from the girls. Jan 3, 2014 Full Review Jason Adams My New Plaid Pants Totally adorable fresh air Jul 2, 2021 Full Review Katie Smith-Wong Musings of Guitargalchina Overall, Beautiful Creatures is a welcome change to Twilight and a film that is actually enjoyable. Rated: 3.5/5 Dec 9, 2019 Full Review Chris Hunneysett The Sunday People there is not much magic being cast here Rated: 2/5 Jul 22, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Daniel G The dynamics of this totally ludricous movie about modern-day witches in the South of the US were the highlight of this movie and there was good chemistry between the romantic leads. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 06/08/24 Full Review Amelia G I've read the books and this movie actually gives a satisfyng depiction of the world and characters described. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/09/24 Full Review Tiffany s J'ai juste adoré le film Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/10/24 Full Review Audience Member Over 10 years old and its a shame this film couldn't start a franchise much like 'Twilight' or 'Hunger Games' but it did have promise Newcomers Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Englert, Thomas Mann, and Zoey Deutch co-star with veteran actors Jeremy Irons, Emma Thompson, Viola Davis, and Emmy Rossum based on the series of books by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl The story centers on a boy and girl as most YA adaptations do with supernatural elements involved Ethan Wate and Lena Duchannes are two young high school students living in the dead town of Gatlin, South Carolina Ethan is desperate to get out of this small home and doesn't want to be stuck like everyone else Lena is a new transfer student and the residents gossip about how she and her family are witches causing nothing but trouble Ethan and Lena start to fall for another despite the odds but he discovers her true heritage...she's actually from a long family tree of magical individuals called Casters that harness magic They either become dark or light on their 16th birthday She only has 104 days left according to the numbers on her hand Lena’s cousin, Ridley also stops into town to show her up hating her believing she was so special and so begins an intense rivalry Sarafine, Lena’s deceased mother inhabits a strict Christian woman’s body egging Lena to turn dark and absorb her power while also having her cousin help and feeling the community’s religious freedom is threatened There's actually some very likable actors here, it’s got a southern charm to it, and some supernatural stuff that’s kinda cool The two leads are likable and have plenty of personality with good performances Definitely some funny moments to be had plus come clever moments The climax feels a tad underwhelming and I wish they went all out When they have to explain certain things their own mythology gets pretty shaky No doubt this movie bombed at the box office and many felt it deviates so heavily from the source material Yet the filmmakers made it clear it was made the way it was for those unfamiliar But this is still a tolerable YA adaptation for those who hated ‘Twilight’ Its feelings are intense, romantic and nuanced Couple that with cinematography by Philippe Rousselot and costumes by Jeffrey Kurland and it’s a hidden gem awaiting rediscovery The director Richard LaGravenese does his best to make a sweet romance even if some parts don’t completely work Maybe somewhere down the line they can try again after all there’s a series of books that sold very successfully Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/15/24 Full Review LifeOfaDreamer An Absolute shame there are not anymore films. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 09/04/23 Full Review Chaim N A surprising and unexpected offbeat film in the genre of a teenager love story in a small town with some sourcery. Acting is great, including several unexpected appearances, and generally the movie works. I recommend watching Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis In the small town of Gatlin, S.C., teenage Ethan Wate (Alden Ehrenreich) sees his static world shaken by the arrival of Lena Duchannes (Alice Englert), the niece of town patriarch Macon Ravenwood (Jeremy Irons). Immediately, Ethan feels drawn to Lena, even though destruction seems to surround her, and she has supernatural powers that are beyond her control. Worse still, a curse looms for Lena at the approach of her 16th birthday -- a time when the forces of either light or dark will claim her.
      Director
      Richard LaGravenese
      Producer
      Erwin Stoff, Andrew A. Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Molly Smith, David Valdes
      Screenwriter
      Richard LaGravenese
      Distributor
      Warner Bros. Pictures
      Production Co
      3 Arts Entertainment, Belle Pictures
      Rating
      PG-13 (Some Sexual Material|Scary Images|Violence)
      Genre
      Fantasy, Romance
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Feb 14, 2013, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Feb 15, 2014
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $19.4M
      Runtime
      2h 3m
      Sound Mix
      SDDS, Dolby Digital, DTS
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