Beauty and the Beast (2017) Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    PG: Mild themes and violence.

  • The pitch:

    There may be something there that wasn't there before.

  • Starring:

    Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Kevin Kline, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson, Nathan Mack, Audra McDonald, Stanley Tucci

  • Directed by:

    Bill Condon

  • Running time:

    129 minutes

  • Rated:

    PG (Australia), PG (UK), PG (USA)


    Characters are shot, punched, flicked with mud, pursued/attacked/bitten by wolves, imprisoned, dragged, hit with objects, thrown through the air, tied up, crushed beneath a falling object, pushed down stairs, scalded with hot water/steam, throat-grabbed, kicked, shoved. Characters dangle precariously/fall from high ledges. An angry mob break down a door and enter a castle intending to "kill the beast". A woman's laundry is tipped over by bullies. Objects thrown, slashed, smashed, pushed off table, whacked. Burning objects, tree hit by lightning. A man throws a dagger into a picture of a stag. Screaming, roaring, growling, snarling. Arguing. War, explosions, "I will feed you to the wolves", attempted murder mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody bullet wound on shirt, blood prick on finger, bloody bite wound, face/head covered in plague sores, healed (human) bite mark on stomach, gash scars over a wolf's eye. Plague mentioned.


    Kissing, flirting, hugging, swooning, bum-grabbing. Cleavage. Very mild comic references to infidelity ("how is your wife?") and homosexuality (LeFou's affection for Gaston/men dancing as a pair/men dressed in drag).


    Villagers in a tavern drink from pitchers (ale assumed). Wine. A female drinks a potion that teleports her across time and space.


    Name-calling (bookworm, fool, strange, special, peculiar, funny, small-minded, damsel, spinster, simple, boorish, brainless, idiot, cold-hearted, thief, liar, clingy, huge, horrid, monstrous, crazy, old, filthy hag, monster, etc). Religious exclamations (thank Heavens).


    Beauty and the Beast, enchantment, villagers, books, reading, father-daughter relationships, anger management, angry mobs, magic mirrors, roses.


    Dead mother mentioned. Dog, horses, donkeys, geese, goats, chickens, caged birds, wolves, moths, rabbits, cobwebs, owl. Fireworks (opening credits), lightning, thunder. Seafood in market stall, roast meats served. Urination, spitting.


    Delightful, show-stopping, fresh, faithful, magical, unabashed, energetic, warm, crafty, lovely, funny, sweet, lush, memorable, enjoyable, entertaining, unbeastly. Dazzling/charming/innocent performance by Emma Watson, soulful performance by Dan Stevens, scene-stealing performances by Josh Gad and Luke Evans, fun/starry voice cast, lavish visuals, triumphant/immaculate production design, big ensemble dance pieces, some impressive CGI, sugar-rush finale, unforgettable/infectious songs.


    Manufactured, overstuffed. The CGI isn't always perfect/convincing.

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