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The Beguiled; Beauty & McBurney.

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Last night I watched The Beguiled and why wouldn't I? A cast that includes Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning AND Colin Farrell, not to mention that this movie ship is steered by Sofia Coppola. This movie has got to be one of the best mixed ingredients since the Victoria Sponge cake was invented!

The movie is an adaptation of the novel, with the same title, written by Thomas Cullinan. The story follows a union soldier who is found wounded in the woods by a young girl who resides, with a handful of others, at a girls school during the time of the Civil War. When the soldier is bought to the school and his life saved, the story takes on this tension filled plot balancing on desire and survival.

This is a subtle movie, in the best kind of way, with the beautiful scenery of this isolated mansion in Virginia, surrounded by huge trees and Spanish moss, nature truly adds to the inclosure of the atmosphere of this movie. Also, to say there is sexual tension in the film is a blood…