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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.

Director:

Bill Condon

Writers:

Stephen Chbosky (screenplay by), Evan Spiliotopoulos (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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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 ... 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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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:

Beauty and the Beast 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

Gross USA:

$504,014,165

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,263,521,126
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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

Robert Pattinson was briefly considered for the role of the Beast. Pattinson played the cursed supernatural man Edward Cullen, in love with a normal girl, in the Twilight Saga film franchise. Edward Cullen and the Beast have been noted by literary critics as having stalker-like tendencies, including imprisoning the women they love. The final two Twilight: Breaking Dawn movies were directed by Bill Condon. Robert Pattinson and Emma Watson appeared in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005). See more »

Goofs

When Belle arrives at the castle, the hedges are neatly trimmed. However her room is not clean when she arrives. This leaves some confusion as to the level of upkeep going on in the castle. See more »

Quotes

[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.
Cogsworth: Master, it's time.
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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Crazy Credits

In the closing credits, the film title and crew credits come with a French subtitle to homage the French origins of the fairytale. See more »

Alternate Versions

Some theaters and one of the Blu-ray releases have an overture that plays before the film. See more »


Soundtracks

Evermore
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Vocal Produced and Mixed by Martin Nessi
Performed by Josh Groban
Josh Groban appears courtesy of Reprise Records
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A classic in its own right
8 June 2017 | by drrapSee all my reviews

As an unabashed fan of the 1991 film, I came to this version ready for a fight -- more than one! Who dares tamper with a classic? But bit by bit, and moment by moment, I was enchanted all over again: the human performances "fleshed out" the old animated ones; the coggier Cogsworth and more limited Lumiere charmed me afresh with their differences from memory. The new songs, though surprising, fit remarkably well, and I never felt that the score missed a beat. And when all was added up, the sum was far more than any of the new and varied parts: this is a fresh masterpiece, beginning as a riff but ending with something much much more than a "cover" -- if Disney can do this as well with its other planned live-action/CGI versions, then count me in. This is a brilliantly-crafted film that honors and yet moves beyond its beloved original.


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