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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.

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Bill Condon

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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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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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Details

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

Mrs. Potts was played by Dame Emma Thompson, who played Mrs. Lovett at the Lincoln Center performance of "Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street" in 2014. Her predecessor Dame Angela Lansbury (Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast (1991)), played Mrs. Lovett in the original theater production of "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" in 1979. See more »

Goofs

During many dining scenes you find Belle and the Beast consuming tomato soup. Up until the late 19th century, people would not eat tomatoes because they feared that they were poisonous. 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

The Walt Disney Pictures logo features the Prince's castle (with Villeneuve village in the background) in the evening before his masquerade party starts. A rosebush appears near the castle and the Enchantress picks a rose from it, leading into the opening. See more »

Alternate Versions

The film's IMAX release presented the film open-matte, at an aspect ratio of 1.90:1, meaning there was more picture information visible in the top and bottom of the frame than in normal theaters and on home video. See more »

Connections

Featured in Nostalgia Critic: Beauty and the Beast (2017) (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Something There
Written by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman
Performed by Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson, Nathan Mack, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw
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User Reviews

 
Gorgeous film
21 September 2017 | by sarah_mccullySee all my reviews

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www.havekidwillteardrop.com

Walking out all I could think was "WOW!". This movie is everything the animated version was and so much more!

The live action movie follows the animated movie very closely. It has been a little bit since I saw the animated version, but I didn't notice anything missing from the original. The live action version has a few extra scenes than the animated version which adds to the backstory. I really thought these scenes were an excellent addition.

I really loved this movie and it surpassed my expectations. I was a little worried about a live action movie after always loving the original - I wasn't sure it would measure up. The music was wonderful and the new songs that have been added compliment the original soundtrack perfectly. The costumes are wonderfully colorful and bright and scenes are beautiful. Cinematography and the CGI effects were also very good and felt seamless.

There are so many things that make movies uniquely Disney and those qualities were evident in this movie too. The "Be Our Guest" scene had me flashing back to Fantasia for instance, and the overall magic of the film in all of it's beauty could really only be Disney.

I highly recommend this film.


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