Remaking the 1971 Clint Eastwood film, Sophia Coppola tells the story of a wounded Union soldier (Colin Farrell) who is found by the girls of a boarding school in the Confederate south. Doing the ‘Christian thing’ and taking him in, the girls argue with each other and themselves of whether or not to turn him in to the Confederate army, where surely he would die. Slowly but surely they come under his BEGUILEMENT (see?) but that’s only the beginning. Check out Chris, Richard and Frank’s review, comparisons to the original, and take on the controversy surrounding the film.
Highly Suspect Reviews: The Beguiled
- by Chris Cox