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Beautiful Creatures (2000)

Two girls thrown together by their boyfriends' violence accidentally kill one of them.

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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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Dorothy and Petula have a body to die for. Disposing of it could get them killed. See more »


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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  »

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Opening Weekend:

£106,342 (United Kingdom), 21 January 2001, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,134, 8 April 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$55,381, 13 May 2001
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Man in Elevator: Somebody smells nice.
Dorothy: Don't look at me. It's the dog.
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Spoofs Thelma & Louise (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Little Miss Lonely
Written by John Schroeder & Mike Hawker (as Michael Hawker)
Performed by Helen Shapiro
(p) 1962
Licensed Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd
Published by Lorna Music Co Ltd
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Great, but you need a good tolerance to bad taste humour :)
5 December 2000 | by See all my reviews

I went to see this film at an early sneak preview. Ordinarily I would not have gone to see a film like this as I am not a big fan of British cinema (although I enjoy stuff like Lock Stock & 2SB), but I am very glad I got to see this preview.

The director Bill Eagle was at the preview, and as he mentioned before the film "if you don't think that death, S&M, mutilation of dead bodies, and drugs etc are appropriate for a comedy, then you better leave now". To be honest, I couldn't have put it better myself. The sense of humour in this film is indeed quite gross in places.

The basic plotline is that Petula and Dorothy both have violent boyfriends, and after one of them goes into a blind rage and almost kills Petula, Dorothy accidentally kills him. Both of them try to cover this up, but it isn't going to be easy. While this may sound like a quite depressing drama, it is actually done with a very tongue in cheek humour sometimes and is actually very funny (although this is probably not the sort of thing we should be laughing at!

Overall, if you enjoyed the dark comedy of Lock Stock, like the quirkiness of British movies, and can withstand a barrage of jokes in the worst possible taste (way more dark and gross than a lot of other movies labelled as "gross out comedy" or whatever), I would recommend going to see this film. After the movie ended there was a short question and answer with the director himself, and most of the audience seemed to have enjoyed the movie tremendously... I know I did!


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