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Beautiful (2000)

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

Director:

Sally Field

Writer:

Jon Bernstein
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Minnie Driver ... Mona Hibbard
Joey Lauren Adams ... Ruby
Hallie Eisenberg ... Vanessa (as Hallie Kate Eisenberg)
Kathleen Turner ... Verna Chickle
Leslie Stefanson ... Joyce Parkins
Bridgette Wilson-Sampras ... Lorna Larkin (as Bridgette L. Wilson)
Kathleen Robertson ... Wanda Love
Michael McKean ... Lance DeSalvo
Gary Collins ... Miss American Miss Host
Linda Hart ... Nedra Hibbard
Brent Briscoe ... Lurdy
Colleen Rennison ... Mona at 12
Jacqueline Steiger ... Ruby at 12
Sylvia Short Sylvia Short ... Alberta
Herta Ware 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Mais Bela See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,409,433, 1 October 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$3,060,963, 22 October 2000
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

Lorna Larkin: I'm Lorna Larkin, Miss Texas. I'm a magna cum laude graduate from the University of Texas with a double degree in genetic engineering and cosmetology.
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Connections

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

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The Second Day
Written and Performed by Kendall Payne
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We like Mona; we really do!
16 September 2001 | by Jan Lisa HuttnerSee 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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