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Still shot from the movie: Beautiful Creatures.

Beautiful Creatures

Lena Duchannes (Alice Englert) comes from a family of witches and she was born with unusual powers. But it is still undecided whether those gifts will be chosen for light or dark. While waiting for her fate to be decided she meets and falls in love with a mortal boy (Alden Ehrenreich), which significantly complicates her future. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C-
Violence: C
Sexual Content: C
Language: C
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 124
Theater Release: 12 Feb 2013
Video Release: 21 May 2013
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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How We Determine Our Grades

After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Are there any positive portrayals of religious individuals in this story? In contrast, how are the casters depicted? Are their both positive and negative individuals? Why does Sarafine decide to inhabit the body of Mrs. Lincoln?

Do faith and knowledge have to be exclusive?

During a church service the pastor talks about the elements of sacrifice. Do you think sacrifice means having to suffer or give something up that you can’t live without? What are the difficulties of sacrifice? What benefits may come from making sacrifices?

If you believe in God, do you agree with Amma’s (Viola Davis) statement that, “He won’t give you anything you can’t handle?” Do you believe in choice or destiny? Why?

Why have some books been banned during different eras? Why is Ethan so eager to read those books in his library?

This movie is based on a book by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, which is part of a larger series.

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