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Beautiful Creatures (2000)

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Two girls thrown together by their boyfriends' violence accidentally kill one of them.

Director:

Bill Eagles

Writer:

Simon Donald (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Lynch ... Dorothy
Iain Glen ... Tony
Jake D'Arcy Jake D'Arcy ... Train Guard
Rachel Weisz ... Petula
Tom Mannion Tom Mannion ... Brian McMinn
Maurice Roëves ... Ronnie McMinn
Paul Doonan Paul Doonan ... Man in Lift
Robin Laing ... Garage Attendant
Pauline Lynch Pauline Lynch ... Sheena
John Murtagh John Murtagh ... Man on Beach
Shane Cadzow Shane Cadzow ... Small Boy on Beach
Juliet Cadzow Juliet Cadzow ... Mother on Beach
Alex Norton ... Det Insp Hepburn
Stewart Preston Stewart Preston ... Duty Sergeant
Ron Donachie ... Police Pathologist
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Storyline

One stormy Glasgow night Dorothy and Petula's lives are inextricably thrown together, bonded by a common flaw. Dorothy's on the run from her boyfriend and Petula should be doing the same. Evasion, blackmail, murder, betrayal, revenge and a suitcase loaded with a million quid... it's all there... and then some. Written by Gavin Nelson

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Dorothy and Petula have a body to die for. Disposing of it could get them killed. See more »


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Rated R for strong violence and sexuality, drug use and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

19 January 2001 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Beautiful Creatures - Zum Sterben schön See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£106,342 (United Kingdom), 21 January 2001, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,134, 8 April 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$55,381, 13 May 2001
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Hepburn: [to Petula] Do you have an easily accessible back entrance I can make use of?
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Spoofs Thelma & Louise (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Girls Like Us
Written by Ali Campbell, Janet Fyffe, Dawnette Nevers and Brian Travers
Producers: Angus Campbell and Ian Wallman
Performed by B15 Project Featuring Crissy D & Lady G
Courtesy of Oracabessa Records Ltd
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd
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A defence of 'Beautiful Creatures'!
19 February 2001 | by fran1727See all my reviews

I felt like I had to leap to the defence of ‘Beautiful Creatures' after what everyone had been saying about it. I made it my film of the month in my college magazine film pages. I loved it! I think that not only is it a great British film but a great film full stop. I know it only survived two weeks and was slated by the critics. I think perhaps lots of people were put off by the director's claims of it's dark humour and general shockingness whereas in reality (or unless I am unknowingly deeply psychologically disturbed) it wasn't all that bad. It does deserve it's certificate rating though, I wouldn't go that far.

I found it a welcome antidote to the recent deluge of lad's gangster/thriller flicks. It was fresh and much freer than any of those films. With good reason it has been compared to ‘Thelma and Louise' but as far as I can see it has more in common with the Wachowski brothers' ‘Bound'. Susan Lynch and Rachel Weisz were excellent. Their characters of Dorothy and Petula never came close to being your stereotypical man's-eye women. This reversal on the general way of gangster/thriller films was great stuff. The film was unapologetically British, the very British sense of humour was one of it's best points. Americans do not spare our feelings with their cruel characterisations of British people - why do our films have to America-friendly?

I think it's a shame no-one really gave a chance cos far as I'm concerned you've missed out on one of the warmest, funniest and most realistic films.


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