Cupid's Pulse Article: Movie Review: ‘The Beguiled’ Brings Back Historic RomanceCupid's Pulse Article: Movie Review: ‘The Beguiled’ Brings Back Historic Romance

By Melissa Lee

In Sofia Coppola’s latest drama film The Beguiled, an all girls’ school in Virginia during the Civil War is tossed upside down when the young women decide to shelter a wounded Union soldier. The result? A plethora of rivalries and sexual tension as the girls fight over the soldier.

Check out our movie review on The Beguiled, and go see it for date night:

Should you see it?:

Coppola is known for her edgy filmmaking style, so this electrifying film surely won’t be one to miss. Plus, stars like Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning, and Kirsten Dunst star in it. Talk about some big acting chops!

Who to take:

This movie may be fun to see with your significant other, but it would also be great for a girls’ night.

Sometimes it’s nothing if not full of drama when you’re competing with other girls for the affections of one guy. Is the drama worth the guy?

Cupid’s Advice:

In this Civil War-era flick, the young women live a relatively normal life until they make the choice to take in a wounded soldier. His presence ultimately causes drama between the girls, which is a fairly common situation. How do you know when to cut the drama — and the guy responsible for it?

1. Reflect: As cheesy as it may sound, make a pros and cons list and think about how his presence has affected your life. Has he only caused problems? Is he a toxic person? Make the executive decision and figure out if he’s being a positive influence.

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2. Talk to friends: When you talk to friends that have your best interests at hand, they may be honest with you about whether or not they see this person’s true colors. If they’ve noticed some shady activity, take their opinions into account too.

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3. Communicate: Having a calm, productive conversation about your concerns with this person may be beneficial, too. However, it’s important not to forget your own viewpoint — don’t let them sway you away from the fact that you are still questioning their motives.

What are your tips for cutting out a dramatic person? Share your thoughts below.