The Beautician and the Beast

Synopsis: A beautician in America is mistakenly thought to be an academic teacher by a representative of an Eastern European dictator. She is invited to their country on that mistaken belief and is asked to be the tutor of the dictator's children. While there, she tries to Westernize the whole country.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Ken Kwapis
Production: Paramount Home Video
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
105 min

"Unbelievably blessed

are great words."

"Promise to be so strong that nothing

can disturb your peace of mind."

- "Speak peace with everyone."

- Excuse me.

I'll blind you with pepper spray.

Oh, it's Binaca.

- I'm not criminal. Look, I have suit.

- Are you from Visa?

You shouldn't tell people to pay

the minimum and then hound them.

- I'm not bill collector.

- Ho, there!


My card.


Is that your pimp-daddy name?

No, it's my country.

My name is Grushinsky.

My president, Boris Pochenko, feels

that with the onset of democracy,

his children should be exposed

to Western thoughts for six months.

So, he sent me to United States

to bring back finest teacher.

"Brave, selfless and willing to die."

His Excellency respects such qualities.

- Talk to the hand.

- Please, let me finish.

The job pays 40,000 American dollar.

- Do they take out FICA?

- Of course! What is it?

Please, it is a legitimate offer

to live in Eastern Europe.

- It's in Europe?

- Yes. It's very beautiful, like Paris...

...fifty years ago.

- Paris...

- Ah, Paris, mais oui.

Miss Miller, a woman of your calibre

should experience more than this.

- That's what I always thought.

- It's obvious. It's such big world.

Do you really want to disappear

in this little place?

Eastern Europe...

Are you out of your mind?

Ma! They say it's like Paris

fifty years ago.

There were Nazis

in Paris fifty years ago.

I know, we're late.

But it's better to be last on board.

- Then your bags come off first.

- It's private plane.

Ma, I love you,

but you're too attached to me.

- I'm not too attached to you.

- Really? Then, what's in here?

- What?

- You know.

- I don't.

- What's this?

Your umbilical cord.

Take me with you.

Ma, I'm sorry. I gotta try this. There's

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Todd Graff

Todd Graff (born October 22, 1959) is an American actor, writer and director, best known for his 2003 independent film Camp and his role as Alan "Hippy" Carnes in the 1989 science fiction film The Abyss. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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