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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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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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Some parts of the film are very faithful to the novel, e.g. Lena shattering the windows in the classroom; Ethan and Lena both share a love of poetry; the scene where Macon Ravenwood enchants Ethan to tell the truth; Lena's family are known as Casters, and not witches; the dinner party scene; when Lena turns 16 she could either turn good or evil; Amma is a Caster too; Ethan's mother is dead; Ethan and Lena's ancestors fought in the Civil War, etc. See more »

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When Lena and Ethan go to the movies you can overhear Ethan introducing her to Link before Ethan pays, but Link isn't there until later. However, a deleted scene shows that introduction. See more »

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Ethan Wate: No! I'm sick of listening to your family. I have been chased, spun, hypnotized, paralyzed, and damn near killed by your family. I have been going out of my mind for the past two weeks, then your mother shows up on my door step and damn near gives me a heart attack but you know what I don't care about them, about the curse, you are not going dark and you are not losing me! No matter what they do, no matter what they do to me, I'm still here.
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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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