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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.

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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.

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Drama | Comedy

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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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Trivia

Film debut of Shawn Christian. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Vanessa: Everybody's staring at us.
Mona Hibbard: Yeah, 'cause I'm pretty!
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Connections

References The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) See more »

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Alpha
Written by Ernst Meinrath
Performed by Airlock
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Her ego knew NO bounds
11 February 2004 | by helpless_dancerSee all my reviews

On the unbelievable side but still an interesting look at a woman totally dedicated to winning beauty pageants as a way to build self esteem. A pushy, driven person who never quite grew up and leaned heavily on a childhood friend for the guidance and support she never received growing up in a loveless home. Good show with a 2 hankie finale.


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