Beauty and the Beast (2017)

2017 • 129 minutes
4.4
7.86K reviews
71%
Tomatometer
PG
Rating
Eligible
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About this movie

The story and characters you know and love come to spectacular life in the live-action adaptation of Disney's animated classic Beauty and the Beast, a cinematic event celebrating one of the most beloved tales ever told. Experience the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a Beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle's enchanted staff, and learns to look beyond the Beast's hideous exterior and realize the kind heart of the true Prince within.

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Sing-Along Mode
129 minutes
Sing along with all your favorite songs as you watch the movie.
Enchanted Table Read
13 minutes
Join the cast for the movie's elaborately staged table read, complete with singing and dancing to live music, set pieces and more!
A Beauty of a Tale
27 minutes
Explore the process of transforming a beloved animated film into a new live-action classic.
The Women Behind Beauty and the Beast
5 minutes
Emma Watson introduces several of the talented women in all aspects of production who helped bring this enchanted tale to life.
Making a Moment with Celine Dion
3 minutes
Celine Dion shares what it's like to sing "How Does a Moment Last Forever" - and be a part of Beauty and the Beast's legacy.
Belle
3 minutes
Filmmakers and cast reveal how it felt to shoot this memorable scene in From Song to Screen: Making the Musical Sequences.
Be Our Guest
4 minutes
From Song to Screen: Making the Musical Sequences - Discover all that went into creating this epic, primarily virtual performance.
Gaston
3 minutes
Join the cast for rehearsals and filming of this rousing, high-energy number in From Song to Screen: Making the Musical Sequences.
Beauty and the Beast
2 minutes
From Song to Screen: Making the Musical Sequences - You're invited on set for the filming of this beloved, classic scene.
Introduction by Director Bill Condon
1 minute
Director Bill Condon presents a collection of scenes that, for one reason or another, ended up on the cutting-room floor.
Gaston Courts Belle
1 minute
Pleased with himself after settling a disturbance with the townspeople, a triumphant Gaston attempts to woo Belle.
Bread and Jam for Agathe
1 minute
On her morning market rounds, Belle stops by to see Agathe, the village beggar woman.
Storming the Ice Gates
1 minute
The angry mob of villagers, led by Gaston, overwhelms the castle's defenses.
Lumiere Torches LeFou
1 minute
As the fight rages around them, LeFou scuffles with Plumette…until he experiences a sudden, extremely heated interruption.
Monsieur Toilette
1 minute
LeFou escapes from the brawl into a small room, where he's startled by a castle resident.
Cogsworth Rescues Lumiere
1 minute
When Clothilde the fishmonger threatens Lumiere, Cogsworth leaps into the fray.
Treacle the Lasses
1 minute
Three village lasses chase Chip and Froufrou - Madame Garderobe's dog-turned-footstool - into the kitchen, where a surprise awaits.
LeFou and Monsieur Toilette Reunite
1 minute
After the spell is broken and the castle residents are returned to human form, LeFou and his new acquaintance meet again.
Extended Song: “Days in the Sun”
4 minutes
Learn more about Beast's childhood in an alternate version of this beautiful song, introduced by Director Bill Condon.
“Beauty and the Beast” Music Video
4 minutes
Award-winning artists Ariana Grande and John Legend perform a moving version of this iconic song.
Making the Music Video
2 minutes
Go on set to capture the magic as it happens in Ariana Grande and John Legend's "Beauty and the Beast" Music Video.
“Belle”
5 minutes
Sing along to your favorite song from the movie!
“How Does a Moment Last Forever” (Music Box)
1 minute
Sing along to the Music Box version of this song!
“Belle” (Reprise)
1 minute
Sing along to your favorite song from the movie!
“Gaston”
4 minutes
Sing along to your favorite song from the movie!
“Be Our Guest”
4 minutes
Sing along to your favorite song from the movie!
“Days in the Sun”
2 minutes
Sing along to your favorite song from the movie!
“Something There”
2 minutes
Sing along to your favorite song from the movie!
“How Does a Moment Last Forever” (Montmartre)
1 minute
Sing along to the Montmartre version of this song!
“Beauty and the Beast”
3 minutes
Sing along to your favorite song from the movie!
“Evermore”
2 minutes
Sing along to your favorite song from the movie!
“The Mob Song”
2 minutes
Sing along to your favorite song from the movie!
“Beauty and the Beast” (Finale)
2 minutes
Sing along to your favorite song from the movie!
Premiere Overture
3 minutes
Experience Beauty and the Beast's enchanting overture, accompanied by a montage of impressionistic imagery.
4.4
7.86K reviews
Kyle Vansteelandt
May 10, 2021
Anything is possible when you are making a live action remake to bring the fantasy come to life, especially when you have a budget that contains 255 million dollars towards the filmmaking and the production design alongside the computer generated effects. Visually, it's obviously gorgeous and vivid with beautiful glossy colors and details for high-definition. During the first act of the film, I thought it was going to be a familiar cardboard cutout/beat-for-beat rehash of the original 1991 animated classic, until it progresses to the second act and all the way to the end. When it was over, I was so surprised in a delightful manner. I was so amazed on how entertaining it was, thanks to Bill Condon's impressive direction for a variety of moods: comedy, tenderness, happiness, and heartfelt emotion. Sure, the whole enterprise seems familiar, but there is another way to remake a movie than just making it an entirely different story: by adding more elements, making a few big changes, and add a lot more details to the story. That is exactly what this beautiful surprise of a remake did and I don't want to spoil anything from the story, but here are some examples that I found: It has more songs in the soundtrack, including the marvelous "evermore", there have been a solid amount of tweaks here and there, different dialogue, the pacing that was differently yet cleverly manipulated wonderfully by Bill Condon (the director), and even more astonishing: depth. That gives this remake more deviation. Alan Menken remade the score and he did a great job with the emotional score. The cast did a phenomenal job with there roles; Emma Watson did a very nice job as Belle, and it's hard to believe that she can sing, and it's lovely. Dan Stevens as the beast is perfect casting; he can be unkind and fierce, and during the second and third act he is sympathetic and somber, he even has a touch of amusing eccentric comedy to develop some charm to the character. When Dan Steven's Beast sings "evermore", it kind of reminded me of Josh Groban because his baritone voice sounds strongly emotional. Both Belle and Beast have a heartbreaking backstory and some interesting information about themselves. The chemistry between the two was handled very well with authentic precision (something that a modern audience will be pleased by), that is when they have got some character development and it's pleasing to watch indeed. Ewan McGregor did a great job as Lumiere; he is actually pretty funny because he has some amusing voice performances alongside his dialogue to deliver clever comedy. In the original cartoon, Lumiere was singing "be our guest" in tune and talk-singing, and here, Ewan reflected that so he did a very nice job. Nathan Mack as Chip is really charming. Josh Gad was amusing as the flamboyant LeFou. Luke Evans is amazing as the arrogant Gaston; He seems to deliver more force to his harsh delivery to make his personality so vicious. He thinks that darkness, war, and death are his happy thoughts to make him pleasantly happy. He is a darkly menacing brute that is more vile here than in the original cartoon. To conclude: Even though the original is still a masterpiece, this live-action remake is a surprisingly clever retelling of the tale as old as time for a the modern audience. Highly Recommended.
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Michael
June 23, 2017
The story of Beauty and the Beast, in general, has some problems. But the original animated version has a certain charm to its characters that appears to be severely lacking in this new adaptation. This movie also has huge problems with its pacing and with the flat performances of its lead actors. This movie skips or shortens many scenes that provide opportunity for the audience to get to know the characters in the story and to empathize with them, particularly the enchanted characters and their plight. This movie just seemed to want to rush through any scenes so it could get to the next pointless song. I am not a fan of musicals, but there are a few that I like. And the original movie had some decent pacing with regard to the songs. Even I have to admit Provincial Life is memorable. However, this movie leaves too little room for story in order to stuff itself to overflowing with song after song after song, none of which were particularly inspiring nor memorable and many of which were simply pointless filler. The performances, what little there was between the glut of pointless songs, were mostly lackluster. Watson was flat and unemotional. Kline, who is normally a welcome
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Isabell Lutz
August 6, 2017
This adaptation of the 1990's animated Beauty and the Beast was well done. The way Emma Watson portrayed Belle was spectacular, she gave the character a more realistic tone. No sane person would walk into an abandoned castle and not be freaked out by a hairy beast and moving and talking furniture. The costumes were absolutely incredible and beautifully made; Emma Watson didn't wear a lot of make-up at any point in the movie which made her look natural and not at all fake. I enjoyed how they answered the question about Belle's mother from the first movie and liked that story line. The only notes I had were that the auto tune on Emma Watson's voice was incredibly obvious and distracting. As well as in the Be Our Guest song the candlestick (not sure how to spell his name) dabs mid-song and it infuriates me every time I see it, for it is out of place and time.
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