• Beautiful Creatures (2013)

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Beautiful Creatures

Release Date: February 14th, 2013

DVD Release Date: May 21st, 2013

PG-13 |2 hr 3 min

Plot Summary

In the small town of Gatlin, S.C., teenage Ethan Wate (Alden Ehrenreich) sees his static world shaken by the arrival of Lena Duchannes (Alice Englert), the niece of town patriarch Macon Ravenwood (Jeremy Irons). Immediately, Ethan feels drawn to Lena, even though destruction seems to surround her, and she has supernatural powers that are beyond her control. Worse still, a curse looms for Lena at the approach of her 16th birthday -- a time when the forces of either light or dark will claim her.

Cast: Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Englert, Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis, Emmy Rossum, Thomas Mann, Emma Thompson, Eileen Atkins

Director: Richard LaGravenese

Genres: Romance, Fantasy

Production Co: 3 Arts Entertainment, Belle Pictures

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: School, Love, Suspenseful, 2010s, Passionate

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Roger MooreMcClatchy-Tribune News Service

    There’s something so delicious when Brits such as Thompson and Irons sink their fangs – sorry – into Deep South dialect. Thompson devours scenery, supporting players and dialogue with every “Bless your heart, shooo-gah” in the script, and Irons curls his non-existent mustache with every syrupy zinger. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    Beautiful Creatures has its metaphysical cosmology worked out, and it gives it to us in doses big enough that we understand its rules and believe in its world, but not so big that it starts to get cute or that we stop caring. show more

  • 50
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Nicely cast and made with as much conviction as can be brought to something so intrinsically formulaic. show more

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