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BEAUTIFUL CREATURES
November 30, 2013  | By David Bianculli

HBO, 8:00 p.m. ET

 

This 2013 movie, a stab at appealing to the Twilight crowd with another adaptation of a Young Adult series of novels, is noted because a) it’s a slow Thanksgiving weekend, and b) it has some participants worth watching, if only to contrast with other current roles. Emmy Rossum (pictured), who plays Ridley, for example, is playing a completely different role here than her rebellious yet responsible Fiona Gallagher in Showtime’s Shameless. Then there’s Emma Thompson, currently starring opposite Tom Hanks in the movie Saving Mr. Banks, playing Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers. In Beautiful Creatures, Thompson gets to show off and have fun by playing two roles – one prim, the other possessed.

 
 
 
 
 
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