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Beautiful (2000)

PG-13 | | Drama, Comedy | 29 September 2000 (USA)
Mona sacrifices everything, including family, in pursuit of a beauty pageant victory. Her friend Ruby helps her to an amazing degree.

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2 nominations. See more awards »

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Joyce Parkins
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Lorna Larkin (as Bridgette L. Wilson)
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Wanda Love
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Lance DeSalvo
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Miss American Miss Host
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Nedra Hibbard
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Lurdy
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Alberta
Herta Ware ...
Clara
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Storyline

Sometimes you have to give up the life of your dreams, to discover the dream of your life... On her journey to become the next Miss American Miss, a young woman is forced to reevaluate her life's goal and, in the process, discovers what's really important and what it truly means to be... Beautiful. Written by Anonymous

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Sometimes you have to give up the life of your dreams, to discover the dream of your life.

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Drama | Comedy

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Rated PG-13 for language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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29 September 2000 (USA)  »

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A Mais Bela  »

Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,409,433 (USA) (29 September 2000)

Gross:

$3,060,963 (USA) (20 October 2000)
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Trivia

Film debut of Shawn Christian. See more »

Goofs

There are references to there being 50 representatives in the pageant, however "Miss District of Columbia" is seen numerous times during the early stages of the pageant. See more »

Quotes

Ruby at 12: I don't have any lemonade, but do you want my orange?
Mona at 12: Nah, I'm on a diet.
Ruby at 12: Well, whatever I've got, it's yours.
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Connections

Referenced in The Zack Files: Photo Double (2001) See more »

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I'm Every Woman
Written by Nick Ashford (as Nickolas Ashford) and Valerie Simpson
Performed by cast
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I would not recommend this movie...not even to rent
30 September 2000 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I was very disappointed in this movie...it did have small scenes that were okay...the last 1/3 of the movie improved. The best scene was when Minnie Driver sang in the pageant and of course when she finally bonded with her daughter..couldn't believe it took her seven years. Considering the way she was raised by her mother..you think she would have known better than to treat her daughter the way she was treated. Oh well..it's not a perfect world!! Take lots of tissue for the ending..the napkins were a little hard on my face.


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