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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.

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Bill Condon

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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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Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La bella y la bestia 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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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

Belle hopping across stones to cross a creek/river is a reference to the 1992 Sega video game "Bell's Quest". She has to cross a creek in the same way in the video game. See more »

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Plumette is seen lying lifeless after the last petal of the rose falls but once all the other servants are seen fully cursed from long range Plumette is nowhere to be seen. See more »

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[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.
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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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Belle
Written by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman
Performed by Emma Watson, Luke Evans, and Ensemble
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Not too bad. But I personally felt that the 1991 version is still the best

I think the problem with Disney live-action remakes, is that there's such awkwardness in the layout, I personally felt that in the case of Beauty and the Beast, the live-action version can't "perform" the story very well, it appears to me that they are trying to tell the story with a fusion that combines animation, movie and musical, a bit of everything in everywhere, however I don't really enjoy this experience. The actors and actresses were fine considering the demands and preference of the audiences (consumers), some of them did very well, Like Gaston and LeFou. I think that Emma Watson looks very pretty on screen as Belle, and her singing is okay, but I personally felt that her acting is very stiff, her singing skills is very much not enough for a musical. She is a very successful and smart celebrity, I think she is a very good fashion and makeup model too, but her performances (including Harry Potter, etc) on screen I've seen so far, haven't appear to me as a professional/convincing actress at all, I never seen her looking like she is doing (performing, acting) something she believes. As Belle Emma Watson sometimes looks miserable, like she is forcing her face to hold on expression(disgusted, love, sad, etc.) that she was told to. I felt that my money spent on the movie ticket was burned watching her performance, and this isn't the first time at all when it comes to movies that has her in the cast, I remember feeling really angry last time when I saw her performance in Harry Potter- The Goblet of Fire, because I can't believe I spent money to get to watch such unprofessional performance of a pretty "actress" like her on a mainstream movie, and now in B&TB she hasn't improve at all.

Overall I think everything on the screen appears to be pretty but also boring (awkward). I personally much prefer the 1991 version, for me it is one of the best from Disney. I kind of wish they didn't do the remake.


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