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A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land.

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A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land's fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal - an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces a battle with the invading king's successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom - and perhaps to Maleficent's true happiness as well. Written by Walt Disney Pictures

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Rated PG for sequences of fantasy action and violence, including frightening images | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

Maléfica  »

Box Office

Budget:

$180,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$69,431,298 (USA) (30 May 2014)

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$241,381,217 (USA) (21 November 2014)
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Maleficent's prosthetics and make-up were inspired by singer Lady Gaga, particularly on her "Born This Way" album cover. See more »

Goofs

When the fairies are baking Aurora's cake, they toss blue flour on each other. It is in one frame and then gone the next. See more »

Quotes

Maleficent: I must say, I really felt quite distressed at not receiving an invitation.
Stefan: You're not welcome here.
Maleficent: Oh dear. What an awkward situation.
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Once Upon a Dream
Written by Sammy Fain and Jack Lawrence
Produced by Dan Heath
Performed by Lana Del Rey
Arranged by Julian Shah-Tayler and Daisy O'Dell
Remixed by Benjamin Stefanski
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Breathtaking Beauty
14 October 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Breathtaking - Beautiful! Everything from the costuming, to the sets, to the script and acting --- it's all breathtaking. There is no overuse or misuse of CGI effects in this film. The entire film is done in very good taste and style. Outstanding performances by the entire cast - Jolie is at her finest in this film. This movie quickly became a favorite fantasy film for me.

It has a slight twist to the classic fairytale - which made the movie even better (IMO) and is perfect for fans of the villainess/heroin Maleficent.

Maleficent (2014) is good film the entire family can enjoy and would make a great Halloween family film.

9.5/10


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