Beastly

Beastly

DVD - 2011
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Kyle Kingson has it all, including a wicked cruel streak. He zeroes in on goth classmate Kendra, inviting her to the school's extravagant bash. After she accepts, he blows her off in a very cruel fashion. She retaliates by casting a spell that physically transforms him into everything he hates. Enraged by his horrible appearance he confronts Kendra and learns that the only way to break the curse is to find someone that will love him as he is, which is something he considers impossible.
Publisher: [United States] : Alliance (UHV) Alliance/Universal, 2011
Branch Call Number: BEA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (86 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jun 09, 2017

Beastly is an interesting modern day version of Beauty and the Beast. As a disney fan who loved the original story of Beauty and the Beast as a child, I find that Beastly is a great teenage version. This movie, which is based on the book by Alex Flinn, delivers an important message that appearances do not matter and that we should not be obsessed with the way that we or other people look. Alex Pettyfer and Vanessa Hudgens are amazing actors that deliver the message of the movie perfectly.
- @reginaphalange of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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ralphiespencer15
Sep 27, 2015

Interesting modern day take on beauty and the beast
Alex Pettyfer is good in this role,
But i think the beast's physical appearance could have been more frighting or gruesome.

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RedHot_2
Aug 21, 2015

This movie is a lesson. never
judge a person on what they
like on the out side. There is
much more to a person than
how they look. The main
character in the movie found
that out the hard way.

RedHot2

JMGP Sep 18, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised by this movie. It is a modern day adaptation of Beauty and the Beast set in highschool. The "beast" learns humility and empathy, and love gradually, and convincingly effects his change of heart. Unfortunately, it is not suitable for pre-teens. The language is often offensive and there are a few crude references and a scene with two characters "making out".

jamilad Aug 18, 2014

I knew it would be bad, but not so bad I'd stop watching it about 10 minutes in.

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0892nowoy
Apr 12, 2014

I really liked this movie !! One of my favorites !!

NJMassey86 Oct 17, 2013

Not good.... just, not very good.

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epurys
Apr 19, 2013

I read the book and it's just as unremarkable as this film. It seemed to be more of a ploy to make money (especially since the copyrights on Beauty and the Beast have long since expired). What I liked about this film was that they seemed to do just enough so that the film wasn't annoying. The settings were pretty faithful to the book, and were probably my favorite part of the film. I think the two lead roles were well cast in terms of physical appearance, and maybe the acting. Not the best movie, but not the worst.

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SecretUnicorn
Oct 01, 2012

It could have been a good movie, but the overall actor performance was poor and the love story is not convincing at all :( It seemed that they hardly had any time to develop any meaningful feelings and in the movie it felt really shallow...

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pliao92
Sep 03, 2012

I was way more into the ending and not because the movie was finishing but rather, the ending had more emotion in it.

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"all u need is love"

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"we found love"

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"yea......."

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"full of love 4 u"

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"take a stand 4 love"

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"love is all u need"

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"love"

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"nothing can hurt u"

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"beastly"

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"love is a powerful thing"

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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 07, 2012

Kyle Kingsbury (Alex Pettyfer) is the arrogant and vain son of wealthy television news anchor Rob Kingsbury (Peter Krause). At a party, Kyle bullies the eccentric Kendra Hilferty (Mary-Kate Olsen). Disgusted, Kendra magically transforms Kyle into a bald, tattooed and scarred shell of his once-handsome self. Kendra says Kyle has until the next spring to find someone who loves him or he will stay this way forever. Kyle's father takes him to live in a private house with their maid Zola (Lisa Gay Hamilton) and Kyle's blind tutor Will Fratalli (Neil Patrick Harris). Rob initially promises to support his son, but gradually neglects Kyle and stops visiting him altogether. Angry and hurt, Kyle finds sympathy from Will and Zola.

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