Monday, July 29, 2013
Beautiful Creatures by Richard Lagravenese, 2013 (PG-13)
with Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Englert, Jeremy Irons (The Words, Casanova, The Tudors), Viola Davis (Knight and Day, The Help, Eat Pray Love), Emmy Rossum, Thomas Mann, Emma Thompson (Brave, Men in Black 3, An Education, Love Actually), Dame Eileen Atkins (Wild Target, Robin Hood), Kyle Gallner (Beautiful Boy), Pruitt Taylor Vince (Constantine, SimOne), Margo Martindale, Zoey Deutch
Based on the best-selling novel by Kami Garcia, this supernatural drama focuses on the romance between teenager Ethan and Lena, the enigmatic new girl in his Southern town. As they get to know each other, they discover sinister secrets about her family.
From the trailer, you would guess there is a cynicism, a wittiness that for sure was existent in the script, considering the excellence of the cast, and the sense of humor of the trailer. Don't be foul, it is a romantic comedy, in the spirit of Twilight and Beastly, teenager movie with cute actors. For some reason Jeremy Irons and Emma Thompson ended up in it, and perhaps the best moment of the film is their moment together at church.