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Beautiful Creatures (2013)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, Romance  |  14 February 2013 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Savannah Snow
Larkin Ravenwood
Mr. Lee
Mrs. Hester


Teenager Ethan Wate is obsessed with his urge to finish high school and go on to college in order to leave 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 succeed? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Drama | Fantasy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

14 February 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hermosas criaturas  »

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Box Office


$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$19,445,217 (USA) (5 April 2013)

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Did You Know?


The original score is the first composed by the band Thenewno2 - Dhani Harrison, Paul Hicks and 'Jonathon Sadoff'. The band began creating the score at Friar Park Studios Henley-on-Thames. The guitar solo on the love theme at the burning Gatlin sign is the same guitar used in (Dhani's father) George Harrison's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps". The score was recorded at Abbey Road in Studio 2. See more »


Gatlin is a fictional town, but the Battle of Honey Hill was a real Civil War battle in South Carolina. The film gives the wrong date for it: December 21, 1864. It actually took place November 30, 1864. See more »


Ethan Wate: I'm Ethan Wate.
Lena Duchannes: Ethan Wate? You mean *the* Ethan Wate drove me home?
Ethan Wate: You've... You've heard of me?
Lena Duchannes: No.
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Not Twilight At All
16 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Okay so here is the deal with this movie. no it doesn't follow the book exactly, but then again, what movie really does? I read all the books in this series about 3 years ago and just finished the last in the series recently. The movie got the main events pretty much right so that is all that matters. The effects were pretty amazing and I have nothing to complain about on the acting. But the only thing that bothers me is that people keep calling this Twilight.

For one, Twilight has poor acting and a stupid story line. I read the books before the movies, and they were only okay. This has a fantastic story line and it is more... realistic i guess. Yes it has magic and what not but he likes her because of her! Not because he "just cant stay away from her". The movie does have a lot of romance but it's more believable that they really care for each other.

It is an insult comparing this amazing book and pretty good movie to Twilight. Yes if you like Twilight you should like this too, just because Twilight was made into a movie first does not mean that this should be compared to it. It is not a Twilight copy. Especially if you read the book, it is for a much more mature mind.

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