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Type of media Film

Approved Running time 123m 34s

Release date 13/02/2013

BBFCInsight Contains moderate language and threat

Genre(s) Drama, Fantasy

Director(s) Richard LaGravenese

Cast includes Emmy Rossum, Jeremy Irons, Emma Thompson, Alice Englert, Viola Davis, Alden Ehrenreich

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 03/02/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

BEAUTIFUL CREATURES is a drama about a young man who falls in love with a witch. It is rated 12A for moderate language and threat.

Moderate language includes six uses of the term 'bitch', all used in reference to female characters, such as a witch being referred to as "the walking definition of a bitch".

Threat occurs at various points in the film, when supernatural elements come into play. The witches' powers are mostly telekinetic and we see windows of a school made to shatter and a family dinner table made to spin around. Neither event results in any injury and both are over quickly. At one point, a character is covered with inky brambles as the result of a spell, with creepers moving up his body to his face. Again, the sequence is soon over and the character is unharmed by the experience. The same black creepers appear in a scene in which two witches confront each other. The black brambles move over one woman's body and she is restrained against the wall behind her. As she struggles, she turns into a creature and explodes in a black cloud of dust. Bad witches are seen with glowing amber eyes and one witch has the ability to make people's eyes go red at her touch.

BEAUTIFUL CREATURES also contains sight of blood during a scene in which a man is shot, with a bloody mark left on his chest afterwards.

No-one younger than 12 may see a 12A film in a cinema unless accompanied by an adult. No-one younger than 12 may rent or buy a 12 rated video or DVD.


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