Friday, 8 September 2017


Director: Sofia Coppola
Cast: Colin Farell , Nicole Kidman , Kirsten Dunst , Elle Fanning , Oona Laurence , Matt Story
Plot: Based upon the novel "A Painted Devil" by Thomas Cullinan and its 1971 film adaptation, an injured Union soldier finds refuge in a Confederate girls' boarding school and becomes the object of the young women's sexual fantasies. He cons his way into each of the lonely women's hearts, causing them to turn on each other. But when he refuses to completely comply with the girls' wishes, they make it very difficult for him to leave.

My Movie Review: The movie is quite classic been true to adaptation only less than expected! The Beguiled is a corset drama that creates unsettling and slow-burning atmosphere which get bloody suspense towards the climax but cut short lead to empty end didn't met the anticipation. Colin Farell is the guilty pleasure for most of girls filling aspiration fantasy and feeding curiosity! The ladies have different attributes like Nicole Kidman is strong but resistant with the girls then Elle Fanning playing flirty and mischievous while Kristen Dunst its old lady like and melancholy. The 1971 version way better more passionate and intense this one just gave enough thoughts!

More Description: Martha Farnsworth is leading a girls school in Virginia during the American Civil War. Back in 1864 almost all of the students, teachers and slaves have left. Only teacher Edwina Morrow and five students stay with Miss Farnsworth. While out in the woods searching for mushrooms, Amy, one of the students, comes across John McBurney, a corporal in the Union Army who was wounded in the leg during battle and has since deserted the battlefield. Amy brings McBurney to the school where he falls unconscious. The women lock McBurney in one of the rooms while Miss Farnsworth tends to his wounds and wiping his body to clean him. All the women and young girls in the school are immediately fascinated by the handsome man!


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