DVD Review: The Beguiled
The Beguiled is not a psychological thriller like the trailer depicted it to be, but instead a period drama with weird twists and turns. Sofia Coppola rewrites, remakes and directs Don Siegel’s original, There wasn’t a whiff of Clint Eastwood this time but Colin Farrell instead was given the chance to put a new twist on the lead role of John McBurney. The film also stars Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning.
Honestly if you’re going to change a film from psycho horror into a sensual and sexy drama don’t call me to watch it. That’s not remaking it for modern audiences, that’s changing the whole story and only keeping the era, place and the characters the same and turning it into a fan fiction like Fifty Shades of Grey did to Twilight.
The film is about this American Civil War soldier found and taken in by a group of females, and the longer he stays the more sexual fustrated and angry the girls get to each other causing rivalries and heartbreaks.
As much as I love Colin Farrell and his acting, it wasn’t enough to make this film bearable.
Rating: M Violence, sex scenes & content that may disturb.