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Beautiful (2000)

PG-13 | | Drama, Comedy | 29 September 2000 (USA)
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Mona sacrifices everything, including family, in pursuit of a beauty pageant victory. Her friend Ruby helps her to an amazing degree.

Director:

Sally Field

Writer:

Jon Bernstein
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Minnie Driver ... Mona
Joey Lauren Adams ... Ruby
Hallie Eisenberg ... Vanessa (as Hallie Kate Eisenberg)
Kathleen Turner ... Verna Chickle
Leslie Stefanson ... Joyce Parkins
Bridgette Wilson-Sampras ... Lorna Larkin (Miss Texas) (as Bridgette L. Wilson)
Kathleen Robertson ... Wanda Love (Miss Tennessee)
Michael McKean ... Lance DeSalvo
Gary Collins ... Miss American Miss Host
Linda Hart ... Nedra
Brent Briscoe ... Lurdy
Colleen Rennison ... Mona at 12
Jacqueline Steiger ... Ruby at 12
Sylvia Short Sylvia Short ... Alberta
Herta Ware Herta Ware ... Clara
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Storyline

Sometimes you have to give up the life of your dreams, to discover the dream of your life... On her journey to become the next Miss American Miss, a young woman is forced to reevaluate her life's goal and, in the process, discovers what's really important and what it truly means to be... Beautiful. Written by Anonymous

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Sometimes you have to give up the life of your dreams, to discover the dream of your life.

Genres:

Drama | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Mais Bela See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,409,433, 1 October 2000

Gross USA:

$3,157,348

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,169,930
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the restroom, Belindy Lindbrook (Ali Landry) comes out of the stall and barely wets the tips of her fingers under faucet. She then keeps wiping her hands on a towel as if they're soaked. See more »

Goofs

There is no "Naperville County" in Illinois. Naperville is in DuPage and Will counties. See more »

Quotes

Vanessa: I just wanna know where I belong.
Mona Hibbard: You belong in the family box.
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Connections

References Little House on the Prairie (1974) See more »

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The High Cost of Low Living
Written by Scott Nickoley and Jamie Dunlap
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We like Mona; we really do!
16 September 2001 | by films42See all my reviews

OK so this film isn't destined for any Academy Awards, but it's a warm, winning flick that deserves to be recognized for it's very real strengths. Minnie Driver is usually wonderful, & she's wonderful here as Mona. Even as a kid (played by Colleen Rennison), Mona is feisty & determined, but you always see the ache beneath the bluster. We like Mona; you will too!

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