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Beautiful Creatures (2013)

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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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Richard LaGravenese (screenplay), Kami Garcia (based on the novel "Beautiful Creatures" by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alden Ehrenreich ... Ethan Wate
Alice Englert ... Lena Duchannes
Jeremy Irons ... Macon Ravenwood
Viola Davis ... Amma
Emmy Rossum ... Ridley Duchannes
Thomas Mann ... Link
Emma Thompson ... Mrs. Lincoln / Sarafine
Eileen Atkins ... Gramma
Margo Martindale ... Aunt Del
Zoey Deutch ... Emily Asher
Tiffany Boone ... Savannah Snow
Rachel Brosnahan ... Genevieve Duchannes
Kyle Gallner ... Larkin Ravenwood
Pruitt Taylor Vince ... Mr. Lee
Robin Skye ... Mrs. Hester
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Storyline

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 niece 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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Is falling in love the beginning...or the end? See more »

Genres:

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beautiful Creatures See more »

Filming Locations:

Covington, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,582,595, 17 February 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$19,452,138

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$60,052,138
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Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Director Richard LaGravenese wanted as little green screen as possible. In the Caster holiday dinner sequence, the set was built so that the table would spin with the actors on bolted chairs. The floor beneath the table would also spin, in the opposite direction, with Alice Englert and Emmy Rossum strapped to "parade float" stands. The entire set was built on hydraulics so it could be rocked. On a speed scale of 1 to 10, the actors are spinning at an 8. The sequence took three days to shoot. LaGravenese, a victim of motion sickness, took Dramamine to direct it. See more »

Goofs

The matter of the script changing might not be a goof. Lena's power might change the script unconsciously in her presence. See more »

Quotes

Ethan Wate: What I can't figure is, you go to church everyday, how do you believe in all of this and still believe in God?
Amma: God created all things didn't he? Only man will decide which ones is mistakes.
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Connections

References A Summer Place (1959) See more »

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Subterranean Homesick Blues
Written and Performed by Bob Dylan
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Predictable story but a lot more fun than Twilight.
13 June 2013 | by DisturbingKandoRSee all my reviews

Although there are some elements of twilight in the story. I found it to be a much better viewing experience. I was definitely surprised by how good it was. I may be biased because I like fantasy films a lot. Nevertheless, in some areas it was a little slow, especially at the beginning, but it does pick as the story continues.

Typical fantasy romance film plot, but it is fun to watch.I liked the fact that the story occurred in an isolated town and the rest of the world being completely oblivious to the existence of witches. Personally it made me feel as if something like this, no matter how absurd, could actually be happening.

Note- this is my first ever review and it is rushed, so be nice.


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