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Beauty and the Beast (2014)

La belle et la bête (original title)
PG-13 | | Fantasy, Romance | September 2016 (USA)
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An unexpected romance blooms after the the youngest daughter of a merchant who has fallen on hard times offers herself to the mysterious beast to which her father has become indebted.

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An unexpected romance blooms after the the youngest daughter of a merchant who has fallen on hard times offers herself to the mysterious beast to which her father has become indebted.

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The legend is reborn...

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Fantasy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some fantasy violence, sensuality and partial nudity | See all certifications »

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€33,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The character Léa Seydoux played in The Grand Budapest Hotel is called Clotilde, as is one of Belle's sisters in this film. See more »

Quotes

[Translated From Trailer]
Belle: Who does this castle belong to?
The Beast: Everything here belongs to me.
Belle: You talk like any other man. It's a little disappointing.
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Version of Beauty and the Beast (1899) See more »

Soundtracks

Dark History Waltz
Composed by Brian Keane (as Brian Keane) and Ric Burns
Courtesy of Brian Keane Music INC/ASCAP and Steeplechae Films Music/ ASCAP
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The Film is all Beauty, no Beast (The Majestic Love Story is Missing).
8 December 2014 | by (India) – See all my reviews

A nice attempt by Christophe Gans, but certainly not his best work. The special effects are remarkable and the visuals are spectacular, but the movie has nothing much to offer other than that. The different take of the story might seem a little refreshing, but it lacks heart and soul, and the characters aren't developed much; one couldn't sympathise with or like any character in the film. Glimpses are given into the prince's life and his past, but nothing is done to develop his relationship with Belle; them falling in love doesn't make any sense in this story.

Talented actors like Cassel and Seydoux are completely wasted; they're just there to look their part. But I have to say, Lea Seydoux's looks in the movie are synonymous with her character's name, Belle (beautiful).

If anyone is a fan of the story, I would still recommend them to watch the 1991 animated musical instead of this one; it's better in every single way.

Overall, the film is all Beauty, no Beast (the majestic love story is missing).


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