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Beauty and the Beast: A Latter-Day Tale (2007)

PG | | Drama, Romance | 16 March 2007 (USA)
A modern Christian-themed retelling of the classic fairy tale 'Beauty and the Beast'.


Dani Franklin (screenplay), Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont (novel) (as Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Summer Naomi Smart ... Belle Watson (as Stephanie Wood)
Matthew Reese ... Eric Landry
Everest Bishop Everest Bishop ... Craig
Lindsay Bird Lindsay Bird ... Anna (as Lindsay Wellington)
D. Susan Luty D. Susan Luty ... Mrs. Haygood
Arne Carter Arne Carter ... Watson
Caitlin E.J. Meyer ... Kelli Watson
Isaiah Benjamin Isaiah Benjamin ... Mike Watson
Chantal Gira Chantal Gira ... Vanessa
Byron Critchfield Byron Critchfield ... Principal Daniels
Sam Nelson Sam Nelson ... School Administrator
Simon D. Findlay Simon D. Findlay ... Kyle Kincaid
Brad Anderson Brad Anderson ... David Bonds
Sherry Morgan Sherry Morgan ... Diane Bonds
Amy Westfield Amy Westfield ... Julie


Belle Watson agrees to work for reclusive millionaire, Eric Landry, to pay off a debt incurred by her father accidentally breaking a valuable vase. As Belle gets to know Eric, she sees a kinder side to him than just the rough and rude exterior as society knows him. Written by Muldernscully

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild thematic elements | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


Eric Landry: Do you have a name?
Belle Watson: Belle.
Eric Landry: Good. When I ring, you come.
Belle Watson: No, it means beauty.
Eric Landry: [eyeing her up and down] If you say so...
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Wound Up In You
Written by Ted Bruner
Performed by Ted Bruner
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Romantic Gem With An Uplifting Telling!
23 January 2008 | by blue-7See all my reviews

Didn't expect much -- avoided seeing it in its very brief theatrical run -- then heard some good things about it when my brother watched it on DVD. Turns out that BEAUTY & THE BEAST: A LATTER-DAY TALE is a delightful film that is both romantic, touching and thought-provoking. The leads have a chemistry that works and the telling of the familiar story has enough twists and originality to make it compelling. Technically there are a few weaknesses (some shots are on the soft side), but the direction, script and music all blend well together to provide a very enjoyable film. I'm glad that I didn't overlook this one -- for it's a "Gem"!

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Release Date:

16 March 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Belle and the Beast: a Christian Romance See more »

Filming Locations:

Utah, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 2.0)



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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