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Based on the New York Times best-selling young adult novel, this hauntingly intense coming-of-age story about two teenage star-crossed lovers in a small South Carolina town who uncover dark secrets about their families, their history and their town has been adapted and directed by Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Richard LaGravenese (The Fisher King). Oscar® winners Emma Thompson (Harry Potter films) and Jeremy Irons (The Mission), Oscar® nominee Viola Davis (The Help), Golden Globe nominee Emmy Rossum (Shameless) and more play the cursed denizens of the small-town in this supernatural love story.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: Charming romantic leads and esteemed supporting cast aside, Beautiful Creatures is a plodding YA novel adaptation that feels watered down for the Twilight set.
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Common Sense Says
Lush book adaptation mixes romance, fantasy, some violence.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Beautiful Creatures is based on the best-selling paranormal romance by Kami Garcia and Maragaret Stohl. Teens and mature tweens, especially fans of the four-part book series, will be eager to see the tale brought to life on the big screen. The movie has even more romance (including kissing, making out, and seduction) than in the book, with the central couple moving out of "friends" mode faster here than they did in the original story. Language includes "s--t" and "ass," and there's gun and magical violence that kills one beloved character and injures a bunch of mean teens. Discussion fodder includes some messages about the dangers of being close minded.
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The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
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- Genre:Fantasy, Drama
- Release Date:February 14, 2013
- Audio Format:5.1
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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