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Beastly (2011)

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A modern-day take on the "Beauty and the Beast" tale where a New York teen is transformed into a hideous monster in order to find true love.

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Daniel Barnz

Writers:

Daniel Barnz (screenplay), Alex Flinn (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex Pettyfer ... Kyle
Justin Bradley Justin Bradley ... Student
Mary-Kate Olsen ... Kendra
Dakota Johnson ... Sloan
Erik Knudsen ... Trey
Vanessa Hudgens ... Lindy
Karl Graboshas ... Male Teacher
Peter Krause ... Rob
LisaGay Hamilton ... Zola
Jonathan Dubsky ... Student at Green Party
David Francis David Francis ... Dr. Davis
Neil Patrick Harris ... Will
Rhiannon Moller-Trotter ... Halloween Partygoer
Steve Godin Steve Godin ... Junkie
Gio Perez Gio Perez ... Victor
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Storyline

At the Buckeston Academy High School, the wealthy, arrogant, narcissistic, and bigoted Kyle Kingson is a student who does not respect his classmates. When Kyle is elected representative of the students, he plays a prank on the outcast Kendra, who has a reputation as a witch: he invites her to a party and humiliates her in front of their classmates. However, Kendra curses him with a spell that makes Kyle as ugly as his soul. Further, she tells him that if he does not find anyone who loves him within a year, he will be doomed to that appearance forever. When Kyle's father, Rob Kingson, sees him, he takes Kyle to specialists but the doctors do not know what to do, so Rob hides Kyle in an apartment with a maid and a blind tutor. When Kyle sees his mate Lindy on the streets, he saves her from a dangerous drug dealer and he brings her to his apartment to protect her. Now his only hope is that Lindy will fall in love with him. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

Love is never ugly See more »

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language including crude comments, brief violence and some thematic material | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sortilège See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,851,102, 6 March 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$27,865,571

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,165,571
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Mary-Kate Olsen plays a witch in the film who performs sorcery. Olsen's younger sister Elizabeth Olsen would play Scarlet Witch, a telekinetic mutant, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. See more »

Goofs

When he shows her the roof top greenhouse she stands in front of the open door, then the camera view changes and he door is closed. See more »

Quotes

Will: Chicks dig blind guys.
Kyle: Too bad they don't dig ugly guys.
Will: How do you know?
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Crazy Credits

The first part of the end credits show photos of Kyle and Lindy in Machu Picchu. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.8 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Forever And A Day
Written by Jem (as Jem Griffiths), Joseph George Mendicino (as Joseph Mendicino) and Justin Griffiths
Performed by Jem
Courtesy of ATO Records Ltd.
By Arrangement with zync music group LLC
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Beauty and the Bomb
7 March 2011 | by tdevereauxSee all my reviews

'Beastly' was nothing more than a series of random and poorly collected scenes. There was very little original style with flimsy one dimensional characters. I liked the concept and was looking forward to a modern telling of the story. What I got was a empty shell of a story that had absolutely no substance.

From beginning to end there was nothing compelling or interesting about the characters. You never cared about what happened because you never care about the characters. The acting is flat and the writing is without direction.

When the end finally arrives you aren't surprised by what happens. The story had no beginning, middle and end. It just had a start and stop. It's like a boring person telling you a story. You can tell it might be interesting, if only you were being told by someone with a little skill and personality. I just hope the book isn't this bad.


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