Beauty and the Beast

Synopsis: Disney's animated classic takes on a new form, with a widened mythology and an all-star cast. A young prince, imprisoned in the form of a beast, can be freed only by true love. What may be his only opportunity arrives when he meets Belle, the only human girl to ever visit the castle since it was enchanted.
Director(s): Bill Condon
Production: Walt Disney Pictures
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 65 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
129 min


Once upon a time,

in the hidden heart of France...

a handsome young prince...

lived in a beautiful castle.

Poof! Poof!

Although he had

everything his heart desired...

the prince was

selfish and unkind.

Master, it's time.

He taxed the village...

to fill his castle with

the most beautiful objects.

And his parties with

the most beautiful people.

Oh, how divine

Glamour, music and magic combine

See the maidens

so anxious to shine

Look for a sign

that enhances chances

She'll be his special one

What a display

What a breathtaking,

thrilling array

Ev'ry prince

Ev'ry dog has his day

Let us sing with passion,

gusto, fit to bust, oh

Not a care in the world

Then one night...

an unexpected intruder arrived

at the castle...

seeking shelter

from the bitter storm.

As a gift, she offered

the prince, a single rose.

Repulsed by her haggard appearance...

the prince

turned the woman away.


But she warned him not to be

deceived by appearances.

For beauty is found within.

When he dismissed her again...

the old woman's outward

appearance melted away.

To reveal...

a beautiful enchantress.

The prince begged

for forgiveness,

but it was too late.

For she had seen that

there was no love in his heart.

Chip! Chip! Oh, my!

As punishment...

she transformed him

into a hideous beast.

And placed a powerful spell

on the castle...

and all who lived there.

As days bled into years...

the prince and his servants

were forgotten by the world.

For the enchantress had erased

all memory of them...

from the minds

of the people they loved.

But the rose she had offered

was truly an enchanted rose.

If he could

learn to love another...

and earn their love in return

by the time the last petal fell...

the spell would be broken.

If not, he would be doomed to

remain a beast for all time.

As the years passed...

he fell into despair

and lost all hope.

For who could ever

learn to love a beast?

Little town

It's a quiet village

Ev'ry day like the one before

Little town

Full of little people

Waking up to say

- Bonjour!

- Bonjour!


There goes the baker

with his tray like always

The same old bread

and rolls to sell

Every morning just the same

Since the morning

that we came

To this poor provincial town

Good morning, Belle!

Good morning, Monsieur Jean!

Have you lost something again?

Well, I believe I have.

The problem is,

I can't remember what!

Oh, well.

I'm sure it will come to me.

Where are you off to?

To return this book

to Pre Robert.

It's about two lovers

in fair Verona.

Sounds boring.

Look there she goes

That girl is strange,

no question

Dazed and distracted

Can't you tell?

Never part of any crowd

'Cause her head's

up on some cloud

No denying

she's a funny girl that Belle

Bonjour, good day,

how is your family?

Bonjour, good day,

how is your wife?

I need six eggs

That's too expensive

There must be more

than this provincial life

Ah, if it isn't

the only bookworm in town.

So, where did you run off to

this week?

Two cities in Northern Italy.

I didn't want to come back!

Have you got

any new places to go?

I'm afraid not.

But you may reread any of

the old ones that you'd like.

Thank you.

Your library makes

our small corner of the world feel big.


Look, there she goes

The girl is so peculiar

I wonder

if she's feeling well

With a dreamy far off look

And her nose stuck in a book

What a puzzle to the rest of us is Belle

Oh! Isn't this amazing

It's my favorite part

because you'll see

Here's where

she meets Prince Charming

But she won't discover

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Stephen Chbosky

Stephen Chbosky (born January 25, 1970) is an American novelist, screenwriter, and film director best known for writing the New York Times bestselling coming-of-age novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower (1999), as well as for screenwriting and directing the film version of the same book, starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, and Ezra Miller. He also wrote the screenplay for the 2005 film Rent, and was co-creator, executive producer, and writer of the CBS television series Jericho, which began airing in 2006. more…

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