My Movie Rating - C
If you aren't familiar with the "Beautiful" book series then let me enlighten you. The "Beautiful" series books are written by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl and there are 4 books in the series 1)Beautiful Creatures 2)Beautiful Darkness 3)Beautiful Chaos 4) Beautiful Redemption. I only read the first two books and they were quite entertaining. The movie mimics the books quite well and follow the love story of 16 year old Ethan Wate and 15 year old Lena Duchannes. The story of the two begins quite mysteriously as Lena appears in one of Ethans dreams before he even meets her. This occurrence leads us to think that there is something spiritual or magical between the two. Otherwise, why else would someone you've never met appear in a dream.
Anyway, they finally come face to face while attending the same class in high school,striking up more mystery around Lena as she is new to the school and to the town as the story takes place in - Gatlin, S.C. Raised by her uncle, who is the town shut in, living in a huge mansion plantation with various rumors about him swirling around town. Ethan finds Lena sweet and doesn't seem concerned with any of the rumors that plague her family. But after various events, the two can't deny their love and begin dating but not before learning that Lena is a witch - who has until her 16th birthday to make a decision about being a Light (Good Witch) or Dark (Bad Witch). As most movies & books do - the lead up to her decision is hounded by various events.
The movie follows the book pretty close and is quite fascinating. I would recommend reading the book first, if you have time, as with most books turned to movies - you will be lost if you don't know the back story.
That's my take,