Tuesday, August 08, 2017

The Beguiled

The Beguiled is a remake of a 1971 movie of the same name.  It is a dreamy Gothic drama directed by the clever Sophia Coppola.   It is the end of the civil war and at a small girls school one of the pupils discovers an injured Union soldier (Colin Farrell) and assists him to the school where the ladies look after him.

Using his charms and flirting with all the ladies, he convinces them to not hand him in, and tries to stay on as a gardener.  Just as he is about to be forced to leave, there is an accident and things begin to change.

I enjoyed watching Nicole Kidman, Kristen Dunst and Elle Fanning fawn over the handsome Colin Farrell.  The costumes were beautiful although I doubted that in wartime , without help they would have had such glamorous outfits so white and pressed.  3/5

1 comment:

John Bellen said...

It sounds a satisfactory movie, but I have to put it into my 'needless remake' category. I saw the original a couple of times, and that would still be good enough for these days.