Saturday, 25 November 2017

Movie Review. The Beguiled

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?

Director: Sofia Coppola
Writers: Thomas Cullinan (based on the novel by), Albert Maltz (based on the screenplay by) | 
Stars: Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning 
1h 33min | Drama, War 

My thoughts:
Yes, another slooooooooow one. Women being bitchy. Women and children falling over themselves cos someone new is in the house.

Never any real drama even though was was just outside. I guess they got lucky.

All playing their parts well-

I really do not have a lot to say. I watched it with a friend and it was good for that, and yes I would watch it myself too a lazy day and would not mind if I went and made myself a sandwich and missed things. So I can not really recommend it then ;)


  1. Never heard of this one before. Sounds like a movie my best friend would enjoy. I'm more into action packed movies. :)

  2. It did not appeal to me at all so I skipped it.

  3. I have not heard of it. Sounds like it is pretty slow. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! :)

  4. I just can't do Sofia Coppola movies. They all seem to be like this - slow!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  5. Sometimes I like watching movies like these. LOL Good to have some background noise ;D

  6. When I'm in the right mood, I can watch this type. I just went with my friend to see Murder on the Orient Express. Not bad! :)

  7. I don't think that I would care for this one.

  8. NONONO!! I want more movies like KONG: Skull Island or even Baby Boss!!

    1. LOL. Sorry. My friend was all OMG I love Nicole!
      While I saw the cover and was all, dang, this will be dull


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