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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.

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... Mona Hibbard
... Ruby
... Vanessa (as Hallie Kate Eisenberg)
... Verna Chickle
... Joyce Parkins
... Lorna Larkin (as Bridgette L. Wilson)
... Wanda Love
... Lance DeSalvo
... Miss American Miss Host
... Nedra Hibbard
... Lurdy
... Mona at 12
... Ruby at 12
Sylvia Short ... Alberta
Herta Ware ... Clara
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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  »

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$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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Trivia

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

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There is no town named Schramsburg in Illinois. See more »

Quotes

Vanessa: Everybody's staring at us.
Mona Hibbard: Yeah, 'cause I'm pretty!
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References Little House on the Prairie (1974) See more »

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Alpha
Written by Ernst Meinrath
Performed by Airlock
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Power-FULL (DVD)
20 August 2009 | by See all my reviews

As its title, the movie is beautiful but based upon a lot of pain and sufferings. This sadness is all the more harrowing than the entire cast is feminine, which is an amazing feat in nowadays Hollywood.

As a female french writer, Simone de Beauvoir, said that "women don't birth but become so". We see that there: all the women are suffering from child to teen, adult and even third age! Their pain is closely linked with their beauty and their parents. In a way, this movie asks the following question: what is it to be a woman in America?

For the answer, you can count on a truly excellent cast: the kids are very touching and they can be proud to have such a milestone at their age. Minnie Driver really carries the story on her shoulders. For me, she was a future leading actress but she seems to have disappeared since. It's a pity.

I don't really understand how such a movie can be award-less ? So, if you find it, take the course!


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