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Beastly (2011)

PG-13 | | Drama, Fantasy, Romance | 4 March 2011 (USA)
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A modern-day take on the "Beauty and the Beast" tale where a New York teen is transformed into a hideous monster in order to find true love.



(screenplay), (novel)
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1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »



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At the Buckeston Academy High School, the wealthy, arrogant, narcissistic, and bigoted Kyle Kingson is a student who does not respect his classmates. When Kyle is elected representative of the students, he plays a prank on the outcast Kendra, who has a reputation as a witch: he invites her to a party and humiliates her in front of their classmates. However, Kendra curses him with a spell that makes Kyle as ugly as his soul. Further, she tells him that if he does not find anyone who loves him within a year, he will be doomed to that appearance forever. When Kyle's father, Rob Kingson, sees him, he takes Kyle to specialists but the doctors do not know what to do, so Rob hides Kyle in an apartment with a maid and a blind tutor. When Kyle sees his mate Lindy on the streets, he saves her from a dangerous drug dealer and he brings her to his apartment to protect her. Now his only hope is that Lindy will fall in love with him. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Love is never ugly See more »


Drama | Fantasy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language including crude comments, brief violence and some thematic material | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

4 March 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sortilège  »

Box Office


$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,851,102 (USA) (4 March 2011)


$27,854,896 (USA) (13 May 2011)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Neil Patrick Harris wore opaque contact lenses so he would actually be sightless when they were filming. See more »


When Will is throwing darts, the darts change position between the clip where he's thrown them to when he goes to collect them. See more »


Lindy: What happened to romance? Sappy, soppy longhand love letters.
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Crazy Credits

The first part of the end credits show photos of Kyle and Lindy in Machu Picchu. See more »


Version of Beauty and the Beast (1978) See more »


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Written by Murray Hauge, Pixie Lott (as Victoria Lott) and Phil Thornalley
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Read the Book, Don't See the Movie
4 March 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was so excited to see this movie after hearing about it. I loved the book and was extremely excited for the movie. That movie was so far from the book they could have renamed it. The movie had strong characters but a weak plot and barely any climax. Compared to the book, that was a complete butchering of the story. They cut out some extremely important events within the book. The ending was completely ruined. It was supposed to be full of suspense and adventure, excitement and nerve. The movies ending was dull and pointless. It was completely changed from the events that happened to the location of the events. THE NAMES IN THE MOVIE WEREN'T EVEN RIGHT!! I was disappointed. Basing it an a movie stand point, and not compared to the book, it was okay. Boring and cute. A basic romance. Nothing to special. Definitely not something I would see again. I was extremely disappointed with this movie. I would have thought it would have been better since they postponed the release date for half a year. If you ask me, wait for the DVD and don't waste your money.

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