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Beautiful Creatures (2000)

R  |   |  Comedy, Thriller, Crime  |  19 January 2001 (UK)
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Two girls thrown together by their boyfriends' violence accidentally kill one of them.

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Dorothy
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Tony
Jake D'Arcy ...
Train Guard
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Petula
Tom Mannion ...
Brian McMinn
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Ronnie McMinn
Paul Doonan ...
Man in Lift
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Garage Attendant
Pauline Lynch ...
Sheena
John Murtagh ...
Man on Beach
Shane Cadzow ...
Small Boy on Beach
Juliet Cadzow ...
Mother on Beach
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Det Insp Hepburn
Stewart Preston ...
Duty Sergeant
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Police Pathologist
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Storyline

One stormy Glasgow night Dorothy and Petula's lives are inextricably thrown together, bonded by a common flaw. Dorothy's on the run from her boyfriend and Petula should be doing the same. Evasion, blackmail, murder, betrayal, revenge and a suitcase loaded with a million quid... it's all there... and then some. Written by Gavin Nelson

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Rated R for strong violence and sexuality, drug use and language | See all certifications »
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Beautiful Creatures - Zum Sterben schön  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£106,342 (UK) (19 January 2001)

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ESP 556,250 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Petula: [looking at porn magazine] Bloody hell, that can't be pleasant. I mean that's as thick as a baby's arm. Would you let a baby do that to you with its arm?
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Nothing too heavy here, just a fun neo-noir black crime comedy
21 February 2010 | by (the Doomed Megalopolis of Blasphemous Technoids) – See all my reviews

It always helps having no expectations about a film, and just go with its flow. And "Beautiful Creatures" just happens to have a fun flow, along the film noir lines. A simple mixture of a black comedy & a mild crime thriller, ultimately making up for a an effective 90 minutes of entertainment, wrapped up on a comfortable budget, supported by a decent enough cast. A grain of that noir-comedy touch the Coen Brothers sometimes use, done UK-style (but without Guy Ritchie's hectic pacing & editing) and more in sync really with films like "Head Above Water" (1996) and the more recent "The Ice Harvest" (2005). If you've liked any of the stuff I just mentioned, you'll probably have some fun with "Beautiful Creatures" too. It stars the perfectly capable Susan Lynch & Rachel Weisz, both forced by coincidence into the role of a femme fatale duo, desperately trying to solve & ultimately exploit the messy situation they've gotten themselves into.


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