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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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View photos of Emma Watson through the years, discover more about the early career of Josh Gad, plus look back at this formidable group of animated and live-action princesses

Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 9 wins & 42 nominations. See more awards »
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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)  »

Also Known As:

La bella y la bestia  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$160,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$174,750,616, 19 March 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$504,014,165

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,263,521,126
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

In Cogsworth's first scene, he is holding up a watch and his face is in shadow; only the clock's face is seen on his figure. It's a clever visual pun that foreshadows Cogsworth becoming a clock. See more »

Goofs

The chimes in the village church actually ring before it's 8 o'clock during the opening scene. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Agathe: Once upon a time, in the hidden heart of France, a handsome young prince lived in a beautiful castle. Although he had everything his heart desired, the prince was selfish and unkind.
Cogsworth: Master, it's time.
Agathe: He taxed the village to fill his castle with the most beautiful objects, and his parties with the most beautiful people.
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Crazy Credits

The Walt Disney Pictures logo features the Prince's castle (with Villeneuve village in the background) in the evening before his masquerade party starts. A rosebush appears near the castle and the Enchantress picks a rose from it, leading into the opening. See more »


Soundtracks

Belle (Reprise)
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Performed by Emma Watson
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Unimaginative and bland
22 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

Like all Disney fans from the 80's to present, I found myself excited to see this live action adaptation once I saw the teaser poster! I decided to ignore the naysaying that followed with the trailers, and the wave of immoral rhetoric being associated with the sexuality of LeFou. (Rolls eyes)

Ignoring all of this I decided to make a judgement call after seeing the movie. I've came to the conclusion that this movie is to Disney movies what the original Blair witch was to the horror genre. This movie apparently cost $160,000,000 which begs to question: Where did they spend all this money? The sets designs and props were hastily put together. The village at the opening looks like the village Dorothy lands in, at the beginning of the wizard of oz. Next is the CGI! The budget and expertise behind Disney should not have been lacking. This movie could've been a cash cow. But the sad fact is, Disney let fine details and lackadaisical work ethic be passed off as a masterpiece.

Emma Watson is a tremendous actress, and this is evident in her ability to phone in a wonderful performance to a imaginary beast. Disney please, please... please heed this. When the Gorilla from 'Mighty Joe Young' a movie from 1998 looks more realistic than your beast in 2017 you must realize you've made a mistake. Disney used to be the go to for amazing movies that left you with spirit and wonder. What they've proved with their latest live action movies Is the realization, that they just crank out regurgitated movies with less effort just to cash in on nostalgia. From now on we will be renting Disney movies from redbox instead of seeing them in theaters.


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