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The Beautician and the Beast (1997)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  7 February 1997 (USA)
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A New York cosmetologist mistakenly thought to be a science teacher is offered a job to teach the children of an Eastern European dictator.

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A beautician in America is mistakenly thought to be an academic teacher by a representative of an Eastern European dictator. She is invited to their country on that mistaken belief and is asked to be the tutor of the dictator's children. While there, she tries to Westernize the whole country. Written by Tony Berkoff <aberkoff@hq.caci.com>

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Rated PG for some mild language and sensuality | See all certifications »
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7 February 1997 (USA)  »

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$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,080,222 (USA) (7 February 1997)

Gross:

$11,454,593 (USA) (9 May 1997)
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Early in development, Fran Drescher planned the movie to be a spin on The King and I (1956), titled "The King And Oy" but legislatively faced the problem that FOX owned the rights. Therefore, she decided to pay homage to Beauty and the Beast (1991) instead. See more »

Goofs

After Joy flips Karl to the floor for hitting on her, while she's sitting on the floor talking to him, her hands change from her lap to outstretched in between shots. See more »

Quotes

Joy Miller: Oh honey, talk to the hand, the ears ain't listening!
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Enjoyable despite its many flaws
14 March 2000 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I have never enjoyed The Nanny, but I'm a fan of Timothy Dalton. It seems inconceivable that any casting director thought to put these two actors together, but, by some warped cosmic thing, it kind of worked in this movie. Granted, the script is predictable and borrows angles from classics from The King and I, Sound of Music and even I Love Lucy. Yet, when I want to watch something brainless and lighthearted (admit it--we all have those moments) I'll opt for this movie.


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