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Beastly (2011)

 -  Drama | Fantasy | Romance  -  4 March 2011 (USA)
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A modern-day take on the "Beauty and the Beast" tale where a New York teen is transformed into a hideous monster in order to find true love.

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At the Buckeston Academy High School, the wealthy, arrogant, narcissistic, and bigoted Kyle Kingson is a student who does not respect his classmates. When Kyle is elected representative of the students, he plays a prank on the outcast Kendra, who has a reputation as a witch: he invites her to a party and humiliates her in front of their classmates. However, Kendra curses him with a spell that makes Kyle as ugly as his soul. Further, she tells him that if he does not find anyone who loves him within a year, he will be doomed to that appearance forever. When Kyle's father, Rob Kingson, sees him, he takes Kyle to specialists but the doctors do not know what to do, so Rob hides Kyle in an apartment with a maid and a blind tutor. When Kyle sees his mate Lindy on the streets, he saves her from a dangerous drug dealer and he brings her to his apartment to protect her. Now his only hope is that Lindy will fall in love with him. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated PG-13 for language including crude comments, brief violence and some thematic material | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

Beastly - Schau in sein wahres Gesicht  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£553,069 (UK) (22 April 2011)

Gross:

$27,854,896 (USA) (13 May 2011)
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When Kyle is talking to Will while he is playing darts, the veins/scarring on his back spell out 'ugly'. See more »

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"Beastly" is right!!!

I didn't really see this by choice, but me being the loving boyfriend I am, I went and saw this with my girlfriend. Just because I love her. While I'm glad to say I still love her, I can't say I loved a single second of the painfully boring pile!!!

Basically we have a story that's an update of Beauty of the Beast, except just cheapened. At least Beauty and The Beast was a fun movie with awesome songs. Beastly? Just another dreadfully boring teen romance flick. Even my girlfriend was bored, and I can't blame her.

The main protagonist is a total sue. Kyle is an unlikable dick and I absolutely did not care for him even once throughout the entire movie. I didn't even care for Hudgens' character either. The ONLY character I liked was Neil Patrick Harris' character as the blind tutor, at least he managed to have a few funny scenes and lines. NPH was clearly in it for the paycheck, as several of his deliveries of lines and facial expressions suggested, but at least he kept my attention. Oh and the cute Jamaican maid.

Like I said, the sue-ness of Kyle was irritating. Even when he is the beast, Hudgens automatically loves him and he gets a lot of attention. As with the fact that the movie looked and felt like something you would see on afternoon television. Annoying cinematography, editing, etc.

Avoid this pile. I am actually lost for words to describe how badly this movie is.


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