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Beauty and the Beast (2017)

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An adaptation of the fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love.



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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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Release Date:

17 March 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La Bella y la Bestia  »

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Box Office


$160,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$174,750,616 (USA) (17 March 2017)


$335,567,333 (USA) (28 March 2017)

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Sound Mix:

| (IMAX version)| (IMAX 12 track)| |


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Howard Ashman, who passed away in 1991, is still given principle credit for Lyrics. See more »


When Belle ascends the spiral staircase it is initially a clockwise spiral, yet when she emerges at the top it is the reverse. See more »


Madame Garderobe: [meeting Belle] Pretty eyes, proud face, perfect canvas! Yes! I will find you something worthy of a princess!
Belle: [awkwardly] Oh, I'm not a princess...
Madame Garderobe: Nonsense! Now let's see what I've got in my drawers!
[She opens one of her drawers and moths fly out]
Madame Garderobe: Oh, how embarrassing!
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Crazy Credits

The film title and part of the closing credits are accompanied by French subtitles, to homage the fairy tale's French origins. See more »


Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Performed by Audra McDonald
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When All is Said and Done, Everyone Deserves a Better Film Than This.
16 March 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The highly anticipated release of the live action remake of Beauty and the Beast had all the ingredients of a future classic. With the animated film approaching it's 25th anniversary, the hunger for something like this is unfathomable. Yet, when the lights go on and the credits roll, I was left feeling like I was swindled. The Bill Condon film looks and sounds beautiful but the film is very thin in live action form. Emma Watson is woefully underselling as Belle and Dan Stevens does the best he can under the CGI-laden Beast. There are many issues with the film at the heart of it but one thing sticks out like a sore thumb: the complete and utter lack of originality.

The film does nothing in the way of introducing anything new to the age old story. The film is literally almost a shot for shot remake of the animated film. While die hard Beauty and the Beast fans along with their kids will probably enjoy the film, those looking for an extra layer will leave sorely disappointed. Despite this, the film does offer some explosive moments of action that are extremely well choreographed along with Josh Gad's wonderful performance as the comic relief that, despite his performance being marred with controversy, ends up being one of the stand-outs of the group. Then there are the musical numbers and these renditions are just as magical as it was in the 1992 animated film. They're infectious little numbers that are bound to be hummed for days after seeing the film. Despite these very positive attributes, the film just misses the mark and never rises to be more than just another remake.

Overall, I was very disappointed by Beauty and The Beast. I thought Bill Condon's best work is left to be desired, the two leads are very much so miscast, and the film offers nothing new in the way of a remake. However, if these things don't bother you, it is still a good family movie that can entertain for a solid 2 hours but will do very little outside of that. Is it worth going to see in the theater? No but if you have kids, chances are you're going to be dragged to it anyway so just try and enjoy it for what it's worth.

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