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Ethan longs to escape his small Southern town. He meets a mysterious new girl, Lena. Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town.

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Teenager Ethan Wate is obsessed with his urge to finish high school and go on to college in order to leave behind the small town of Gatlin, South Carolina behind, until a mysterious girl begins to inhabit his dreams. When he meets Lena Duchannes, a newcomer who has just enrolled in his school, Ethan knows she is the girl in his dreams. Lena is rejected by the rest of her classmates for being the granddaughter of Macon Ravenwood, whom the town's superstitious residents consider to be a devil-worshiper. But Ethan gives her a ride anyway and they fall in love. Lena reveals to her new boyfriend that she is a witch, and that on her sixteenth birthday she will be claimed by either the forces of light or of darkness. She will remain in the light, but only if she does not remain in love with Ethan. To make matters worse, her evil mother, Sarafine, is casting spells to push Lena to the dark side. Ethan joins her in a search to find a magic spell to save their doomed love. Will the lovers ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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In Ethan Wate's hometown there lies the darkest of secrets...There is a girl. There is a curse. In the end, there is a grave. Ethan never even saw it coming. See more »

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Drama | Fantasy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for violence, scary images and some sexual material | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,582,595 (USA) (15 February 2013)

Gross:

$19,445,217 (USA) (5 April 2013)
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The poetry on the walls and ceiling of Lena's room are sourced from four poets: William Blake, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Edna St. Vincent Millay and Rumi. See more »

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Mrs. Lincoln: I'm not afraid of you, or your evil kind. God our creator will condemn you to hellfire along with terrorists, atheists, homosexuals, democrats, liberals, socialists... Greenpeace... and all the other unnatural abominations.
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Nice fantasy movie
14 February 2013 | by (Oslo, Norway) – See all my reviews

Im 33 years old and probably not in the main-group for this movie (teengirls maybe). But me and my friend got a free ticket and went for this movie we would normally not had seen.

But i was charmed. The young actors played well, was cute and had chemistry together. We smiled many times, and the effects was good. The story was OK, and i have never read the story this movie is build on.

This is a good movie i think, and probably they will make more movies so we see how the story will go. I found it fun with the southern small town fun of religious narrowness. And the fight between good and evil is a fight in many of the fantasy-movies, and that was a red line in this movie and worked good.

Fun also to see Emma Thompson, she did a awesome actor-work.


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