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Beauty and the Beast (2017)

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An adaptation of the fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love.

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Disney's animated classic takes on a new form, with a widened mythology and an all-star cast. A young prince, imprisoned in the form of a beast, can be freed only by true love. What may be his only opportunity arrives when he meets Belle, the only human girl to ever visit the castle since it was enchanted.

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Experience the tale as old as time. See more »


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Rated PG for some action violence, peril and frightening images | See all certifications »

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17 March 2017 (USA)  »

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La Bella y la Bestia  »

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$160,000,000 (estimated)

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$174,750,616 (USA) (17 March 2017)

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$217,699,926 (USA) (22 March 2017)
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According to Ewan McGregor, the hardest part about playing Lumiere was getting the character's French accent right, although his wife of twenty years is in fact French. He said his voice ended up sounding Mexican instead of French, so he had to redo his dialogue after filming had completed. See more »

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Gaston is shown carrying and using a flintlock pistol. An expert with the firearm during speed tests would have trouble reloading one in less then 15 seconds, Gaston manages to do just that in under 10 while engaged in hand to hand combat, outside, at substantial height. See more »

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[freezing up]
Cogsworth: It has been an honor.
Lumière: No, the honor was mine.
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The film title and part of the closing credits are accompanied by French subtitles, to homage the fairytale's French origins. See more »

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Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 15 November 2016 (2016) See more »

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Be Our Guest
Written by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman
Performed by Ewan McGregor, Emma Thompson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Ian McKellen
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Underwhelming - some lovely scenes but the CGI face of Beast is a constant distraction
3 March 2017 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Up front: I'm probably not the right audience for this film. I only went because I was invited, and I wouldn't have gone to check this one out otherwise.

Firstly, some of the production values are really beautiful and reminded me of the animated classic in a good way. Also, the voice cast for the clock and the kitchen devices are great.

Secondly, the actors, well... this may sound kind of harsh, but I've never seen Emma Watson act so stiff in a movie. Her performance is wooden, which is pretty bad considering she's supposed to be the heart of the film. Also, she probably won't start a singing career anytime soon.

Thirdly (and most importantly), Beast. That's where they really dropped the ball. Giving him a lifeless CGI face was an unforgivable mistake, and it's such a constant distraction that I could never really get into the movie.

Overall, I'm afraid I wouldn't recommend this movie, at least not to adults. I'm sure most kids would enjoy it though, and it's not really a bad film: just a very mediocre one. 6 stars out of 10.


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