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Beautiful Creatures (2000)

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Two girls thrown together by their boyfriends' violence accidentally kill one of them.

Director:

Bill Eagles

Writer:

Simon Donald (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Lynch ... Dorothy
Iain Glen ... Tony
Jake D'Arcy Jake D'Arcy ... Train Guard
Rachel Weisz ... Petula
Tom Mannion Tom Mannion ... Brian McMinn
Maurice Roëves ... Ronnie McMinn
Paul Doonan Paul Doonan ... Man in Lift
Robin Laing ... Garage Attendant
Pauline Lynch Pauline Lynch ... Sheena
John Murtagh John Murtagh ... Man on Beach
Shane Cadzow Shane Cadzow ... Small Boy on Beach
Juliet Cadzow Juliet Cadzow ... Mother on Beach
Alex Norton ... Det Insp Hepburn
Stewart Preston Stewart Preston ... Duty Sergeant
Ron Donachie ... Police Pathologist
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Storyline

One stormy Glasgow night Dorothy and Petula's lives are inextricably thrown together, bonded by a common flaw. Dorothy's on the run from her boyfriend and Petula should be doing the same. Evasion, blackmail, murder, betrayal, revenge and a suitcase loaded with a million quid... it's all there... and then some. Written by Gavin Nelson

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Dorothy & Petula Have A Body To Die For See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and sexuality, drug use and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

19 January 2001 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Beautiful Creatures - Zum Sterben schön See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£106,342 (United Kingdom), 21 January 2001, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,134, 8 April 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$55,381, 13 May 2001
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Brian: [while having a fatal seizure] Fick mich! Fick mich! Fick mich in meinen Arsch!
Dorothy: What is the matter with him? Is he German?
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Connections

Spoofs Thelma & Louise (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Ask Any Woman
Written by Gerry Langley and Jimmy Stewart
Performed by Sandie Shaw
Courtesy of Shaviawn Enterprises Ltd
Published by EMI Mills Music Ltd
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Great, but you need a good tolerance to bad taste humour :)
5 December 2000 | by Kazuya_UKSee all my reviews

I went to see this film at an early sneak preview. Ordinarily I would not have gone to see a film like this as I am not a big fan of British cinema (although I enjoy stuff like Lock Stock & 2SB), but I am very glad I got to see this preview.

The director Bill Eagle was at the preview, and as he mentioned before the film "if you don't think that death, S&M, mutilation of dead bodies, and drugs etc are appropriate for a comedy, then you better leave now". To be honest, I couldn't have put it better myself. The sense of humour in this film is indeed quite gross in places.

The basic plotline is that Petula and Dorothy both have violent boyfriends, and after one of them goes into a blind rage and almost kills Petula, Dorothy accidentally kills him. Both of them try to cover this up, but it isn't going to be easy. While this may sound like a quite depressing drama, it is actually done with a very tongue in cheek humour sometimes and is actually very funny (although this is probably not the sort of thing we should be laughing at!

Overall, if you enjoyed the dark comedy of Lock Stock, like the quirkiness of British movies, and can withstand a barrage of jokes in the worst possible taste (way more dark and gross than a lot of other movies labelled as "gross out comedy" or whatever), I would recommend going to see this film. After the movie ended there was a short question and answer with the director himself, and most of the audience seemed to have enjoyed the movie tremendously... I know I did!


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