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Beautiful Creatures

Year : 2013 Director : Richard LaGravenese Running Time : 2hrs 4mins Genre : ,
Movie review score
4/5

What’s it about?
A coming-of-age teenage romance between a witch and a mortal in America’s Bible Belt.

What did we think?
Stephen says: This is not a spellbound angsty Twilight or a Deep South Harry Potter, rather Beautiful Creatures is a forbidden romance tale where the girl happens to be a witch (sorry – a “Caster”).

Imagine if teenagers made a PG version of True Blood, with the witchcraft of Bewitched, and performed it lovingly in the over-the-top accents of SNL’s Colonel Angus sketch (Jeremy Irons is the worst offender – although you can tell that Emma Thompson had a ball). Even when it stumbles or becomes a little too predictable, I’m calling this thoroughly enjoyable flick my guilty pleasure of 2013.

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