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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

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Stephen Chbosky (screenplay by), Evan Spiliotopoulos (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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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 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, can be freed only by true love. What may be his only opportunity arrives when he meets Belle, the only human girl to ever visit the castle since it was enchanted.

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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 »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beauty and the Beast See more »

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, Wide Release

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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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

In "Little Town" Messieur Jean asks Belle where she's going. She answers "to return this book to Pere Robert" but she isn't holding a book. There isn't room for such a large book (shown when she enters the church to return the book) in her apron pocket, especially after she buys a baguette and puts it in her pocket. Such a large book would make a visible bulge in her pocket anyway. 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

In the closing credits, the film title and crew credits come with a French subtitle to homage the French origins of the fairytale. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Grand Tour: Jaaaaaaaags (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Belle
Written by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman
Performed by Emma Watson, Luke Evans, and Ensemble
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User Reviews

 
Miscast of Belle
22 March 2017 | by wmsfpSee all my reviews

Overall the film was decent, a bit boring at times. The acting was OK, but it failed to ever "sweep you away" like the animated version did for years.

The most frustrating part was Belle, or Emma. I don't dislike her and I could care less about feminism. However, I do think a lead role that includes substantial signing should be able to.......SING!

The horrible use of auto-tune was cringe worthy and her English accent was very thick for someone that was born in Paris and grew up in France....

I though McGregor was great as Lumiere and hid his English accent well. Mrs. Potts and Cogsworth are supposed to be English, so that worked well.


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