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 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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It's what's underneath 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 »

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Trivia

In the novel, Kyle was a much more hideous creature after his curse, looking more akin to a beastly animal like in the original fairytale. This is why his tutor, Will, had to be blind as he was the only tutor his father could find that would agree to teach him, since he can't see his hideous deformity. 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: It's not about how others look at me. It's about how I look at myself.
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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

Spoofed in Saturday Night Live: Miley Cyrus/The Strokes (2011) See more »

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Get Free
Written by Craig Nicholls
Performed by The Vines
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Waste of money and time
4 March 2011 | by iluvskittles1983See all my reviews

The plot was great, being though it was the modern take on beauty and the beast. However, the script was terrible. Everything seemed so rushed.

Kyle wasn't even arrogant long enough. He made one or two rude comments and next thing you know he turned beastly. In fact I didn't realize he was being rude until like seconds to minutes later. That's how cheesy his lines were. And on top of that, he started falling in love with her before he was turned beastly which totally contradicts the whole point of him being that way. He's supposed to be ugly inside and out.

Liddy or, whatever her name is, wasn't turned off by him like Belle was in the animated version. She couldn't stand him whereas Liddy liked him from the beginning. She called him a jerk once but that didn't even sound convincing. So corny. The fight scene where Kyle calls himself saving her was so bad I was nearly in tears from laughing. What a shame because the concept of the movie was so awesome and this could've been a really great movie.

Bottom line, it was a waste of money, gas and time. I could've waited until this came out on Netflix. Sorry but this movie was just terrible!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beastly See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,851,102, 6 March 2011

Gross USA:

$27,865,571

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,202,283
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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