Finally, a kindred spirit in the dreary provincial café: Ethan (Alden Ehrenreich) falls in love with his new classmate. But Lena (Alice Englert, “Ginger & Rosa”) comes from a clan of immortal witches and wizards, and the clan around Uncle Macon (Jeremy Irons) is not enthusiastic about Lena’s liaison.
Esprit, dialogue wit, broadsides against small minds, and religious stubbornness – there could the “Twilight” saga ended up in second place, especially since the two young stars make the vampire Edward and his Bella look even paler.
Unfortunately, the fantasy doesn’t work until a curse is cracked at the end with moderate tricks, the tension subsides. One should have left it with the charming outsider romance with provincial satire.