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Beauty and the Beast (2017)

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A selfish Prince is cursed to become a monster for the rest of his life, unless he learns to fall in love with a beautiful young woman he keeps prisoner.

Director:

Bill Condon

Writers:

Stephen Chbosky (screenplay by), Evan Spiliotopoulos (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 15 wins & 71 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emma Watson ... Belle
Dan Stevens ... Beast
Luke Evans ... Gaston
Josh Gad ... LeFou
Kevin Kline ... Maurice
Hattie Morahan ... Agathe / Enchantress
Haydn Gwynne ... Clothilde
Gerard Horan ... Jean the Potter
Ray Fearon ... Père Robert
Ewan McGregor ... Lumière
Ian McKellen ... Cogsworth
Emma Thompson ... Mrs. Potts
Nathan Mack ... Chip
Audra McDonald ... Madame Garderobe
Stanley Tucci ... Maestro Cadenza

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Storyline

Disney's animated classic takes on a new form, with a widened mythology and an all-star cast. A young Prince, imprisoned in the form of a Beast (Dan Stevens), can be freed only by true love. What may be his only opportunity arrives when he meets Belle (Emma Watson), the only human girl to ever visit the castle since it was enchanted.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Experience the tale as old as time. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some action violence, peril and frightening images | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

This is Dan Stevens' first musical. However, it was not the first time that Dan has sung. He sang briefly in Downton Abbey (2010). See more »

Goofs

The witch in the woods has an owl. A barn owl is shown, but we hear a great horned owl hoot. Barn owls don't hoot. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Agathe: Once upon a time, in the hidden heart of France, a handsome young prince lived in a beautiful castle. Although he had everything his heart desired, the prince was selfish and unkind.
Cogsworth: Master, it's time.
Agathe: He taxed the village to fill his castle with the most beautiful objects, and his parties with the most beautiful people.
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Crazy Credits

The Walt Disney Pictures logo features the Prince's castle (with Villeneuve village in the background) in the evening before his masquerade party starts. A rosebush appears near the castle and the Enchantress picks a rose from it, leading into the opening. See more »

Alternate Versions

Some theaters and one of the Blu-ray releases have an overture that plays before the film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Frozen (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Aria
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Performed by Audra McDonald
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User Reviews

 
My childhood was not ruined!
5 June 2017 | by luzm88See all my reviews

I have re-watched this in theaters this weekend, so I come fresh with this movie in mind.

Having said that, my perception of this movie has not changed. I will also add that this story was my favorite Disney story growing up. Having watched it twice now, my experience has remained the same. I still got lost in the story, the imagery, the music, and the singing.

The plot was almost completely the same as that of the cartoon version, with a few additions. I very much loved these new additions as they added depth to the story and closed some plot holes. It also helped to better establish the relationship between Belle and the Beast.

P.S. Loved the gay millisecond! I don't know what all the fuss was about.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$160,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$174,750,616, 19 March 2017

Gross USA:

$504,014,165

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,263,521,126
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | IMAX 6-Track (IMAX version)| 12-Track Digital Sound (IMAX 12 track)| Dolby Surround 7.1 | Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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