MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 2,340 this week

The Beautician and the Beast (1997)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  7 February 1997 (USA)
5.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.2/10 from 6,277 users  
Reviews: 43 user | 23 critic

A New York cosmetologist mistakenly thought to be a science teacher is offered a job to teach the children of an Eastern European dictator.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 48 titles
created 07 Mar 2013
 
a list of 38 titles
created 19 Jan 2014
 
a list of 35 titles
created 24 Feb 2014
 
a list of 33 titles
created 05 Mar 2014
 
a list of 22 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Beautician and the Beast (1997)

The Beautician and the Beast (1997) on IMDb 5.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Beautician and the Beast.

User Polls

1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Nanny (1993–1999)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

After being fired from her job and dumped by her boyfriend, a cosmetics saleswoman becomes the nanny to the three children of a rich British widower. As time passes, the two fall for each other.

Stars: Fran Drescher, Charles Shaughnessy, Daniel Davis
Happily Divorced (TV Series 2011)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In their 18 years of marriage, a middle aged couple tries to move on with their lives after the husband confesses he's gay. Based on Fran Drescher and Peter Marc Jacobson's real experiences.

Stars: Fran Drescher, John Michael Higgins, Tichina Arnold
La nany (2005–2006)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Eliana Tapia is "La Nany", a nasal-voiced woman from La Florida who changes the Valdivieso's family life just when she arrives at their house. Chilean remake of the popular American sitcom "The Nanny".

Stars: Alejandra Herrera, Roberto Farías, Catalina Saavedra
Passion's Way (1999)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Set in early 1900's France, a widow renews a former romantic interest until it is discovered that he has had a past fling with one of her new employees, a nanny. This sets the two women ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Allan Ackerman
Stars: Sela Ward, Timothy Dalton, Alicia Witt
The Informant (1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A young IRA member is forced to turn informant on his comrades when he is caught in an assassination attempt on a judge.

Director: Jim McBride
Stars: Anthony Brophy, Cary Elwes, Timothy Dalton
Time Share (2000)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Two single parents - male and female - along with their kids have to involuntarily share a house for their holidays.

Director: Sharon von Wietersheim
Stars: Nastassja Kinski, Timothy Dalton, Kevin Zegers
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Set in the 17th-century, an Italian nobleman weds an impoverished countess, who is wooed by the King of Piedmont and faces pressure from his entire court to succumb to his wishes.

Director: Axel Corti
Stars: Timothy Dalton, Valeria Golino, Stéphane Freiss
Comedy | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Peter Marc Jacobson
Stars: Fran Drescher, Charles Shaughnessy, Daniel Davis
Living with Fran (2005–2007)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A mother of two ends up falling in love with a man half her age as she tries to make him part of the family.

Stars: Fran Drescher, Ryan McPartlin, Ben Feldman
Princesses (TV Series 1991)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Three very different women share a penthouse appartment in Manhattan.

Stars: Julie Hagerty, Fran Drescher, Twiggy
The Fran Drescher Show (TV Series 2010)
Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Stars: Matthew Hoffman, Fran Drescher, Gloria Allred
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Miguel Picazo
Stars: Timothy Dalton, Antonio Ferrandis, Jonathan Burn
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Ira Grushinsky
...
Leonid Kleist
...
Katrina Pochenko
...
Jerry Miller
Phyllis Newman ...
Judy Miller
...
...
Kyle Wilkerson ...
Yuri Pochenko
Tyler Wilkerson ...
Yuri Pochenko
...
Alek
...
Stage Manager
...
Model
...
Consuela
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Once upon a time...

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language and sensuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 February 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La niñera y el presidente  »

Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$11,454,593 (USA) (9 May 1997)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Fran Drescher took voice lessons to alter the nasal quality of her voice for the part of Joy Miller. When she arrived on set using her new "normal" voice, producers insisted that she revert to her natural trademark one, as it was one of the reasons she was asked to play the part. See more »

Goofs

When Joy is in her room packing to leave to go to Europe, she is setting boxes down in one shot, but in the next, she's holding the trolls in her hands. See more »

Quotes

Joy Miller: Could I possibly get a blanket without a head?
See more »

Connections

References Rosemary's Baby (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

L'Internationale
by Eugène Pottier (as Eugene Pottier) & Pierre Degeyter
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Fran Drescher Shines Like Daylight in an Otherwise Clichéd Rom-Com
13 February 2008 | by (Fraggle Rock) – See all my reviews

'The Beautician and the Beast' follows the line of the immensely 'The Sound of Music' and Drescher's own popular sitcom 'The Nanny'. It has the usual mushiness and fluffiness that other American rom-coms have (although this one is set in Eastern Europe) and it's accompanied by a nice soundtrack. However, what really sets this one apart is the delightfully funny Fran Drescher. Her character is no different from her unique persona as Nanny's Fran Fine but even so, her wit, charisma and comic timing are perfect. Those who find her annoying in 'The Nanny' would most likely hate this movie but for me, this actress makes it somewhat likable. Timothy Dalton as the beautician (just kidding) is quite adequate (his fake accent is hilarious) and both actors share a good chemistry. The rest are just okay, mostly gap fillers. There is nothing path-breaking about this movie but if one is a fan of Ms. Drescher then why not give this a try if you've got nothing else to lose?


9 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Good movie? C'MON!!!! mabelgonzalesu
good movie lmayer-2
Slovetzia?? eurotrance4life
Is it just me or..... hartflixs
When the 'Beautician' and the daughter go to the club... hifly1231
ONLINE????? crew42
Discuss The Beautician and the Beast (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?