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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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Casters and outcasters - there are more of us than you think. 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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14 February 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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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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Jack O'Connell was originally cast as Ethan Wate, but was replaced by Alden Ehrenreich right before filming began. 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 »

Quotes

Lena Duchannes: I could hear the sound. The sound was me breaking. I cried because he had lived, because he had died. I was shattered. I was saved. I only knew the girl I was, was gone. He was right. No good could come from loving a mortal. They can't survive our world. Get out, go Ethan. Claim yourself, in defiance, in hope, in love, in fury, in gratitude. Claim the light. Claim the dark, Claim it all. Nothing can stay.
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Written and Performed by Alice Englert
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Overall a good fantasy storyline mixing genres quite well.
13 February 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Unlike the other reviews I actually liked this movie. I didn't go into the cinema thinking I would like it either. The storyline is good, quite in depth for a fantasy 12A rated movie. The special effects are great, especially towards to end. The cast are decent, some giving of great performances, Alice Englert is an example.

Yes the story is 'corny' at times and it does kind of remind me of a Twilight movie, but it worked and in a way mixed the fantasy genre with a Rom Com style. I've heard the book has lots more characters and a better ending, and I honestly don't know how they will turn this into a sequel (if they do) but for me it was good.

Summary: If you like Twilight (even just slightly), Rom Coms and fantasy movies then you will most likely like this movie. I found it overall decent and would watch it again if it was be shown on TV a later time in the year.


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