Beastly 2011

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.


Daniel Barnz


Daniel Barnz (screenplay), Alex Flinn (novel)


Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Hudgens and Mary-Kate Olsen

Mary Kate play a very dark character in this film out of what most would consider out of character role for her, who betwitches Kyle (Daniel Barnz) and transforms him into what to him would be a “beast” he has 1 year to find someone to love him for him and not who he is or what he looks like.  Shunned by his tv anchor dad who is hung up on looks.  Neal Patrick Harris portrays the blind tutor hired to teach him while he is in seclusion. Vanessa Hudgens  is Lindy, the girl who he chooses to try to make love him and see him for who he really is and not how he looks. This modern version of Beauty and the Beast was nice yet a bit sappy.  In my opinion the characters of Lindy and Kyle should have had much more interaction with each other. More time seemed to be wasted in the film with him following her and then building up the nerve to speak to her than I felt was needed.  All in all it was a nice movie. I do have to say that I really enjoyed the music score to this film.

I give it 4 Kernels out of 6


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