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Beautiful Girl (2003)

It is literally in her DNA that Becca Wasserman feels comfortable and happy in her own skin, that trait and the associated chutzpah passed down to her from her supportive mother, Amanda ... See full summary »

Director:

Douglas Barr

Writers:

Jane Read Martin (story), Abdi Nazemian (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marissa Jaret Winokur ... Becca Wasserman
Mark Consuelos ... Adam Lopez
Reagan Pasternak ... Libby Leslie
Amanda Brugel ... Connie
Joyce Gordon ... Nana
Sarah Manninen ... Rachel Wasserman
Fran Drescher ... Amanda Wasserman
Barbara Radecki ... Caroline Leslie
Clare Stone ... Mona Spellman
Richard Waugh ... Principal Kent
Neil Crone ... Mall Manager
Jordan Madley ... Elizabeth
Lesley Faulkner Lesley Faulkner ... Sandra
Erin Fahey Erin Fahey ... Highland Dancer
Robyn Wong Robyn Wong ... Ribbon Dancer
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Storyline

It is literally in her DNA that Becca Wasserman feels comfortable and happy in her own skin, that trait and the associated chutzpah passed down to her from her supportive mother, Amanda Wasserman, and Becca's maternal Nana. In turn, Becca tries to instill a sense of being oneself to her fourth grade students, who sometimes try to be someone who they aren't in celebrity or model idolization. It is all these traits that made Becca's fiancé, karaoke bar owner Adam Lopez, fall in love with her. In running into Libby Leslie, an adversary from high school, Libby who is entering the local Pittsburgh beauty pageant circuit, Becca, who with Adam are short on funds for their wedding, comes up with the idea to enter the neighborhood Squirrel Hill beauty pageant in order to win the associated trip to Hawaii for their honeymoon. Entering the pageant is despite Becca, a short, plus-sized woman, not being the stereotypical beauty pageant Barbie doll. For the first time in their lives, Amanda can't ... Written by Huggo

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An original romantic comedy with lots of curves.

Genres:

Comedy | Family

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Trivia

At the meeting for the second beauty pageant, a girl gives Becca a can of hairspray and says, "Hairspray will make you a star!" The can of hairspray's brand name is "Turn Blad". Marissa 'Jaret Winokur', who plays Becca, won a Tony award in 2003 for her role as Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray. See more »

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At the pageant the contestant from Swissvale is playing a alphorn but the sound is that of a tuba. See more »

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References Seinfeld (1989) See more »

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Written by Debbie Gibson
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What a gem!
19 October 2003 | by ThankGodImCuteSee all my reviews

This little movie is so cute and studded with some up and coming stars. The film is about a not so skinny, not so pretty girl who posesses inward beauty and decides to enter a beauty pageant. The story is fun, well thought out and has a great meaning. I definetly reccomend this to any teenager girl struggling with her self image!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beautiful Girl - Schwer in Ordnung See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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