Beauty and the Beast (2017)

PG   |    |  Family, Fantasy, Musical

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A selfish prince is cursed to become a monster for the rest of his life, unless he learns to fall in love with a beautiful young woman he keeps prisoner.

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  • Ewan McGregor in Beauty and the Beast (2017)
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  • Emma Watson in Beauty and the Beast (2017)
  • Emma Watson and Dan Stevens in Beauty and the Beast (2017)
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15 October 2017 | gavin6942
| Not Quite as Good as the Original
An adaptation of the fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love.

If you have one of the all-time greatest cartoons, there are things you can do with it. Turn it into a musical is one. But turn it into a live-action version with practically nothing changed (though a few scenes added) may not be your best idea. Especially if such a version relies on CGI and you have neither the time nor the ability to pull it off.

But if you are going to do it anyway, I suppose you could do much worse. Emma Watson was the ideal casting choice and no one else would have worked. No one. Josh Gad is spot on as LeFou. The Beast could be better, perhaps. My biggest casting complaint is Maurice. I suppose in this version he is less eccentric, but why is this the case? And why so tall? Kevin Kline is fantastic, but is he really Maurice?

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Did You Know?


Belle and Beast use a magical book to revisit Belle's old home. The book sequence is a nod to Tom Riddle's diary sequence in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), which depicted Harry being transported into the diary in witnessing Hagrid being framed on opening the Chamber of Secrets.


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 ...


During the end credits of the original theatrical release, two actors are credited with the wrong names. The roles of 'Young Prince' and 'King' (credited to Rudi Goodman and Henry Garrett respectively) were actually performed by the actors Adam Mitchell and Tom Turner.

Crazy Credits

Part of the closing credits is a "curtain call" sequence that features the cast (appearing in poses) and crew (their credit with an image relating to their respective job). The sequence is framed with shots of the Beast's castle at sunset, and ends with a zoom shot of the Beast and the enchanted objects posing at the castle's entrance.

Alternate Versions

The film's IMAX release presented the film open-matte, at an aspect ratio of 1.90:1, meaning there was more picture information visible in the top and bottom of the frame than in normal theaters and on home video.


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Music by
Alan Menken
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Performed by Emma Watson


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Family | Fantasy | Musical | Romance

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