The Beguiled

The Beguiled

DVD - 2017
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When a wounded Union soldier is taken in by the headmistress of an all girls school in Virginia, he romances each of the women one by one with shocking consequences.
Publisher: Universal City, CA :, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
Call Number: DVD F BEGU
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (1 hr., 33 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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Killashandra
Dec 14, 2017

What a waste of a remake, first version with Clint Eastwood, was better than this. Don't waste your time on this rehash.

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lavasushi
Dec 12, 2017

I thought The Beguiled was just ok. But I wasn’t really drawn in. It seems to me since it takes place during the civil was there should have been paint peeling on the house, shabby chic dresses (not brand new, clean and pressed), and dirty fingernails. I thought it was more a loony bin than a Gothic Southern mansion. And the surgery seemed easy and uncomplicated. How did Nicole know how to do that?

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Ky68RasK
Dec 08, 2017

Headline: Human stumbles into zombies trapped in dark mansion. It does not end well.

Awful remake. The acting doesn't hold a candle to the first version. Speaking of candles, this film could use a lot more of them. Granted, it's a dark story, but Coppola takes that literally! Most of the time, you can hardly see anyone's face.

I see many people are still waiting to see this. Don't waste your time! Get the original with Clint Eastwood, also available from SDPL.

Franln Dec 08, 2017

A well done movie in general but I guess I was hoping for more scandal in the story and more drama in the acting. Beautiful sets and scenery.

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aliciamarie
Nov 29, 2017

I expected more from a cast like this. Acting was subpar at best. The plot seemed to drag and then just stopped. No climax. No resolution. It just was over.

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triciar2
Nov 26, 2017

Poor lighting and slow progression. Not a deep plot.

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Ron@Ottawa
Nov 23, 2017

This is the latest film by director Sofia Coppola, who gave us Lost In Translation, a film I enjoyed greatly. I find a good part of the film was shot in very low light condition, and I had to strain my eyes to make out objects on the screen. Overall, this is a slow-paced drama of rival conflicts between women in the days of the American civil war. I find it mildly entertaining.

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22METZ
Nov 15, 2017

Beautiful scenery. Madewood plantation in Louisiana was a great place to film. I enjoyed this movie but It was not accurately taken from the book. Black character left out out as well as the biracial Edwina was portrayed as white. Sofia coppola tends to leave out characters in her movies who are not white.

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andreajesse
Nov 12, 2017

Beautifully shot and well acted, the movie is ultimately, rather empty, however. The story needed an arc, which was lacking. The first scene includes discovery of Corporal John McBurney in the woods by a schoolgirl. He is taken back to the girls school where he is fawned over by all the lovely well-dressed girls whose training in how to be proper young women is challenged by his seductive charm. But what was life like at the school prior to his entry into it? If we knew that, we might get a better understanding of why, for example, Edwina (Kirsten Dunst) takes the actions that she does.

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Lucik32
Nov 02, 2017

A boring and predictable film (guess what happens when you shut several teenage girls and a young man in a house and both sexes are not comfortable with each other?). Perhaps suitable for a psychology major. I was wondering how could somebody classify this film as a thriller? Skip it.

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