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The Beguiled (2017)

R | | Drama | 30 June 2017 (USA)
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The unexpected arrival of a wounded Union soldier at a girls' school in Virginia during the American Civil War leads to jealousy and betrayal.

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Three years into the senseless American Civil War, in 1864, the dilapidated mansion of Miss Martha Farnsworth's Seminary for Young Ladies is still running, occupied by the matriarch, a teacher and five students in Spanish moss-draped Virginia. However, when a young student stumbles upon Corporal John McBurney, a wounded Union deserter on the verge of death, the already frail balance of things will be disrupted, as the hesitant headmistress decides to take him in to heal from his injury. Little by little, as the unwelcome guest arouses an uneasy sexual excitation among the women of the secluded boarding school, it is not before long that they will find themselves competing for the alluring man's favour. Undoubtedly, this handsome devil is a manipulator, nevertheless, will the ladies stay forever beguiled by his charm? Written by Nick Riganas

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Innocent, until betrayed.

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Rated R for some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$10,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,163,472 (USA) (2 July 2017)

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$10,576,669 (USA)
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The character Hallie was cut from the film. She's a slave and the only person of color in the novel and in the 1971 film, and an essential character in both. Sofia Coppola explained in interview with Film School Rejects in May 2017, that she felt slavery was such an important topic and she didn't want to treat it lightly, she felt she should focus on these women who are so cut off from the world. See more »

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During the first dining scene three out of four students hold their fork with their right hand. It is highly unlikable they would have not been taught that proper table manners demand you hold your fork with your left hand as it is done by the two adult teachers. See more »

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Alicia: We can show 'em some really Southern hospitality.
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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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Aura Lea
Music by George R. Poulton
Lyrics by W.W. Fosdick
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A perfect cure for insomnia
15 July 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have seen the original version of this film, which starred Clint Eastwood, many years ago and remembered it as being atmospheric and full of sexual tension so was looking forward to seeing this. Unfortunately I was in for a huge disappointment. The pace was slow, dialogue laboured, scenes so darkly 'lit' my overwhelming impression of the film is endless greyness. Even the beautiful and talented Nicole Kidman couldn't lift it out of the gloom. The characters had no flesh on their bones, there was no back story of any depth and I cared so little for any of them that I fell asleep. I was saddened to wake from my slumber and discover I had only slept for a few, too brief, minutes and this turgid film was still playing. I decided I must try harder to get on board as it was my time and money after all and I could sleep for free at home so concentrated on staying awake and waiting for the excitement, as every film has at least a little bit of excitement, but not this one. It is one-paced, boring, dull, nothing of any import happens at all. Save your money, stay at home and watch the original, it's a far better film than this drivel.


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