Starring: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Audra McDonald, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson
Romantic fantasy musical directed by Bill Condon, this is a live-action adaptation of the 1991 Disney animation. In this tale we follow Belle (Emma Watson), a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast (Dan Stevens) in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the beast’s hideous exterior and animal like anger, realizing the kind heart and soul of the prince within.REVIEWS
Best Quotes from Trailer:
Belle: [singing] 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.
Villager: Good Morning, Belle.
Belle: Morning, Monsieur Jon. Have you lost something again?
Villager: Well I believe I have. The problem is I can’t remember what. Oh, well, I’m sure it’ll come to me. Where are you off to?
Belle: To return this book to Père Robert. It’s about two lovers in fair Verona.
Villager: Sounds boring.
Villagers: [singing] 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.
Maurice: My dear Belle, you’re so ahead of your time. This is a small village, and it’s smallminded as well. But small also means safe.
Gaston: You are the most gorgeous thing I’ve ever seen. Nobody deserves you.
[we see he’s looking at himself in the mirror]
Lumiere: Look, a girl!
Cogsworth: Yes, I can see it’s a girl, you fool!
Lumiere: Look at her! What if she’s the one? The one who’ll break the spell!
[after opening the door to the castle]
[after Belle finds her father locked up in the castle dungeon]
Maurice: Belle, you must leave here. This castle is alive.
[they hear the beast roar]
Belle: Who’s there?
Beast: Do you wish to take your father’s place?
Belle: Come into the light.
[she shines the candlelight towards the beast and reveals his face]
Belle: I’ve come for my father!
Beast: He’s a thief.
Belle: I will escape, I promise.
[opening the dungeon door]
Lumiere: Look, it’s a girl.
Belle: Who said that?
Belle: You can talk!
Cogsworth: Well, of course he can talk! It’s all he ever does.
Mrs. Potts: [to Belle] How lovely to make your acquaintance.
[to Belle as she picks him up]
Chip: Hello! Pleased to meet you!
Chip: [to Belle] Want to see me do a trick?
Mrs. Potts: [to Belle] The master’s not as terrible as he appears.
Lumiere: [to Beast] If she is the one who’ll break the spell you must finally learn to love.
Belle: What happens when the last petal falls?
Lumiere: The master remains a beast forever.
Cogsworth: And we become antiques.
Belle: Have you really read every one of these books?
Beast: Some of them are in Greek.
[referring to the rose]
Beast: What did you do to it!
Beast: Get out of here! Go!
[after saving Belle from the wolves and getting knocked down]
Belle: You have to help me. You have to stand.
Beast: [to Belle] Think of the one thing that you’ve always wanted. Now find it in your mind’s eye and feel it in your heart.
[to the magic mirror]
Beast: Show me the girl.
Maurice: Don’t be afraid.
Belle: I’m not afraid.
[to the crowd]
Gaston: I say we kill the Beast!
Beauty and the Beast is set for release in the US and UK March 17th.