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Beauty and the Beast (2014)

La belle et la bête (original title)
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An unexpected romance blooms after the the youngest daughter of a merchant who has fallen on hard times offers herself to the mysterious beast to which her father has become indebted.

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Christophe Gans

Writers:

Sandra Vo-Anh (scenario and dialogue), Christophe Gans (scenario and dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Cassel ... La Bête / Le Prince
Léa Seydoux ... Belle
André Dussollier ... Le marchand
Eduardo Noriega ... Perducas
Myriam Charleins ... Astrid
Audrey Lamy ... Anne
Sara Giraudeau ... Clotilde
Jonathan Demurger ... Jean-Baptiste
Nicolas Gob ... Maxime
Louka Meliava ... Tristan
Yvonne Catterfeld ... La Princesse
Dejan Bucin ... Louis
Wolfgang Menardi ... Thierry
Mickey Hardt ... Etienne
Arthur Doppler Arthur Doppler ... Virgil
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An unexpected romance blooms after the the youngest daughter of a merchant who has fallen on hard times offers herself to the mysterious beast to which her father has become indebted.

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The legend is reborn...


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some fantasy violence, sensuality and partial nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | Germany

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

23 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La bella y la bestia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR33,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,055,862
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

CDS (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Contrary to this movie, Belle's sisters don't show any remorse in the tale when their father tells them about the Beast's threat, but they immediately say this is Belle's fault for asking for a rose. See more »

Quotes

The Beast: Do you think, with patience and force of habit, you will end up loving me?
Belle: I love you already.
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The Taverne's Violin
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Beautiful, but empty
26 December 2014 | by KawaiiKiwiSee all my reviews

La Belle et la Bête is such a beautiful movie with high production values that it could pass for one of these recent Hollywood blockbusters picking up all those old fairy tales and turning them into live-action movies, but in fact it's a high-end French movie, so unfortunately not as many people will get to see it. Which is a shame, because it really is candy for the eyes.

Although a good chunk of the movie is CGI, it really doesn't look like it, and most of the sets look real (unlike 'Maleficient', which also had beautiful imagery, but looked somewhat fake). The Beast's castle and surrounding gardens look magical, and the style reminded me a lot of 'Labyrinth'. The castle's interior decoration is so mesmerizing that it just makes you want to jump into the movie and explore it along with Belle. The music is also one of the movie's strong points, with melodies that really match the movie's beauty.

Unfortunately, as beautiful and magical the movie looks and sounds, it feels quite empty. The story is a lot closer to the original tale than the Disney version, with a darker tone, but the love story was put aside in favor of showing the movie's aesthetics. Although the movie slightly dwells into Belle's life and the Beast's past, neither character really feels developed, making it unbelievable that they would fall in love.

The movie strongly feels like a scene of connection is missing; one minute they're fighting, the next they're kissing, with absolutely no logic to their love story. Their love is never shown; you as the viewer don't see how they fall in love. A little extra 10 minutes to show their relation would have made all the difference. As it is, it makes no sense these two characters would be together. The Disney version did a better job at showing this.

Nonetheless, the movie is still worth a watch for the beautiful visuals if you like the original story; it goes deeper into certain aspects of it, but sadly the love story was lost somewhere along the way. Too bad, because this could have been better than anything Hollywood could have brought us, if only they had put a little more effort into building the two main characters.


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