• Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Beauty and the Beast

Release Date: March 17th, 2017

DVD Release Date: June 6th, 2017

PG |2 hr 9 min

Plot Summary

Belle (Emma Watson), a bright, beautiful and independent young woman, is taken prisoner by a beast (Dan Stevens) in its castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle's enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the beast's hideous exterior, allowing her to recognize the kind heart and soul of the true prince that hides on the inside.

Cast: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Audra McDonald

Director: Bill Condon

Genres: Children , Romance , Musical , Fantasy

Production Co: Mandeville Films, Walt Disney Pictures

Distributors: Walt Disney

Keywords: Spirited , Melodramatic , Emotional , Forbidden love , Love , Sacrifice , Passionate , Rivalry , Transformation ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    In the new film beauty is sought, and seldom found, in glitzy surfaces. Enchantment is chased, and never captured, in extravagant set pieces that owe less to fairy-tale tradition than to Cirque du Soleil grandiosity. show more

  • 80
    Britt HayesScreenCrush

    Bill Condon’s live-action update of Beauty and the Beast is more reimagining than remake, a lavish and lovely take on a familiar tale (as old as time, no doubt) that enriches its source material without betraying it. show more

  • 80
    Fionnuala HalliganScreen International

    More than a quarter of a century later, Beauty and the Beast enchants again as a swirling blend of live-action story, stage, screen and sheer, rococo-spun fantasy. show more

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Awards

Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2018)
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2018)
Nominated Production Design
Nominated Costume Design