The Beguiled

The Beguiled

Blu-ray Disc - 2017
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At a girls' school in Virginia during the Civil War, where the young women have been sheltered from the outside world, a wounded Union soldier is taken in. Soon, the house is taken over with sexual tensions, rivalries, and an unexpected turn of events.
Publisher: [Universal City, California] :, Focus Features,, [2017]
Branch Call Number: BluRay 791.43 BEG NVD
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,rda
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1,rda
1 BluRay disc (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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GreenlakeGal
May 09, 2018

Considering that Nicole Kidman and Sofia Coppola were involved in this film, I'd expect better. That was about two hours of my life I'll never get back. Slow and very forgettable.

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Palomino
May 02, 2018

I read your comments and watched it anyways, stupid of me. Boring, boring, boring, whoa that turned grim didn't it. If it wasn't for other comments I'd have thought my TV was dying, too. Condolences to the next guy on the waiting list.

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frizzo
May 01, 2018

I watched for a while but quit because of the slow pace & difficulty seeing & hearing it. The females competing for the attention of the male/soldier, which was an important element in the original movie, was missing. Thus, little sexual tension & interest.

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ctofte2010
Apr 28, 2018

I have not seen the original so I cannot compare them, nor have I read the book. I thought this film caught the culture of the era and the jealousy elements very well. The understated elegance of the character portrayals was great. For those who say this film was boring, I would say you were not paying attention to the psychological components of the film. This type of movie is never going to be an action film, and the fact that they did not overdo the dramatic elements made it even better. The score was also great.

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chriscoleman
Apr 18, 2018

I still prefer the original which starred Clint Eastwood and Pamelyn Ferdin. But this was an excellent remake of a classic thriller.
It's the end of the Civil War and General Sherman has started his death march in which he burns the entire South, everything in his path. In Virginia a girls' school is still up and running as usual with six girls and two teachers. One of the students comes across a wounded Union soldier who deserted his regiment. They take him in against the better judgment of the headmistress. He immediately begins flirting with all the girls and the teachers. Eventually this all comes to a head when he's supposed to go to one teacher's room and ends up in a students' room instead. Loved it.

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jamlover2
Apr 15, 2018

I waited months to borrow this movie, and I can now say that it was NOT worth the wait! Very disappointed, especially with the ridiculous and unnecessary ending

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danomcd
Apr 09, 2018

An incredibly boring movie.

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SusannahWhite
Mar 27, 2018

Big disappointment. The book is much better, ditto the original film. After watching it I felt slightly soiled and sorry for the really good actors who are wasted in this seemingly sordid and pointless film.

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poodlegirl
Mar 18, 2018

This was a very good movie, directed by Sophia Coppola. It was well acted & directed with great casting. The storyline created a building tension which ended with a surprise. Recommend.

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D061145902
Mar 13, 2018

I have tried twice to watch this film, but "watch" is the wrong word because you can't see anything! I can't believe this film was released as is. You can't see the actors or the costumes or the sets. The movie is invisible! This is the first Sofia film that I hate.

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