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Beastly (2011)

PG-13 | | Drama, Fantasy, Romance | 4 March 2011 (USA)
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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.

Director:

Daniel Barnz

Writers:

Daniel Barnz (screenplay), Alex Flinn (novel)
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Cast

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sortilège 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:

$43,165,571
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Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Neil Patrick Harris wore opaque contact lenses so he would actually be sightless when they were filming. See more »

Goofs

Neil Patrick Harris' character, Will, refers to a 1954 movie "Devil Girl from Mars," saying that it is about an alien that wanted to abduct teenage girls for breeding stock. The actual movie has a female alien abducting men for breeding stock. See more »

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Lindy: What happened to romance? Sappy, soppy longhand love letters.
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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

Version of Beauty and the Beast: A Concert on Ice (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Transatlanticism
Written by Benjamin Gibbard (as Benjamin D. Gibbard) and Chris Walla (as Christopher Ryan Walla)
Performed by Death Cab for Cutie
Courtesy of Barsuk Records
By Arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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If you listen to the critics all the time you will be missing out on this little gem of a film.
29 May 2011 | by thekyles99See all my reviews

OK this is the prime example of why upon reading a movie i want to see and it's poor reviews i just see it anyways so i can judge with my own eyes. Beastly in my opinion was no where near as bad as a lot of the critics panned it. It was a good modern tale adaptation of the Beauty And The Beast story that director Daniel Barnz totally put his own panache on it. And thats what i like to see. I don't want a director per say to take for example Disney's version of the tale and do it word for word, i want his own vision. And that's what we got here. Newcomer and heart throb Alex Pettyfer plays Kyle Kingston a very popular student in his school (who also due to his looks and popularity is also very conceited) Upon winning school valedictorian and announcing that he is there for the better looking people of the school, he mistakenly takes it upon himself to centre out and make fun of an outcast Kendra (played very well by Mary- Kate Olsen) in front of everyone pretty much announcing to everyone how ugly she is and then apologizes only to invite her to the school dance, which in turn only to make fun of her once again. This in turn causes Kendra to announce "That was your second chance" and unbeknowst to him being a witch she casts a spell on him casting him with hideous facial features and scars. This turns Kyle's world literally upside down! She also tells him that he has a year to make himself a better person and make some girl say i love you (and mean it) or else he will be stricken with those looks for the rest of his life. The rest of the film we see if Kyle can turn himself around and find love. I thought this was a great take on this old tale joined with the fact of a modern soundtrack the two added together make what i thought to be an modern romance flick.The moral here is don't always believe what you read!


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