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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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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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Mona at 12
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Ruby at 12
Sylvia Short ...
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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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) (1 October 2000)

Gross:

$3,060,963 (USA) (22 October 2000)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Bridgette Wilson-Sampras who plays Miss Texas was actually once Miss Teen USA. See more »

Goofs

There is no "Naperville County" in Illinois. Naperville is in DuPage and Will counties. See more »

Quotes

Mona Hibbard: I don't know if I want to be a pretend role model to thousands of little girls... or a real role model to one.
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Connections

References The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

DJ Risk vs. Airlock
Written by Ernst Meinrath
Performed by Airlock
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We like Mona; we really do!
16 September 2001 | by (Brooklyn, NY) – See all my reviews

OK so this film isn't destined for any Academy Awards, but it's a warm, winning flick that deserves to be recognized for it's very real strengths. Minnie Driver is usually wonderful, & she's wonderful here as Mona. Even as a kid (played by Colleen Rennison), Mona is feisty & determined, but you always see the ache beneath the bluster. We like Mona; you will too!


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