July 5, 2017•100 words
I haven’t seen the 70’s original, nor have I read the book, so I'm left wondering if Sofia Coppola’s take on The Beguiled might be better on subsequent viewings. Reason being is that the trailer led me to expect a paranoid, erotic psychological thriller period film. And I suppose the film is kinda that, but only in the very lightest of senses. Expectations had me waiting and left me wanting for something more.
What was on screen was still some great acting from the three female leads, and Colin Farrell being Irish. Not Coppola’s best, but not her worst either.