BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Dances Into Theatres March 17th

The cast of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST were nothing short of extraordinary as they danced and sang through this live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic. If you thought you had goosies watching the clips that we have been sharing, wait till you see the whole movie! It was surreal as we sat and watched the animated characters we had adorned on our screen for years, magically appear on a screen with such grandeur.

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Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST IN THEATRES MARCH 17TH

Director, Bill Condon managed to re-create the original animated classic in such a way that made you feel as if you were in a whimsical dream that had once replayed in your imagination as a child. Scene after scene emulated our beloved Beauty and The Beast in ways that only Disney could portray. Walt Disney would be so proud of the cinematography and seemingly effortless performance by its incredible cast.

Belle’s Story

Emma Watson, as Belle was exquisite from start to finish. You may not have known that Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s Dad. His kind and quirky demeanor in the movie was everything you would expect in Belle’s father. Director, Bill Condon paid much attention to the details from the original Beauty and The Beast. He paints the picture of the life of Belle and her father impeccably. You see how much Belle adores her dad as she lovingly hands him his tools prior to his asking for them. He looks at her with the eyes of a father that is amazed by her intelligence, beauty, and creativity. Belle’s differences from the other girls in town are what makes her shine in his eyes, and what has made her unknowingly stand out in the crowd.

Gaston and Lefou

Luke Evans played Gatson to a T!  Gaston knew that Belle was extraordinary, but found her to be a very peculiar girl. He sought after her as if she was the prize deer of the season or trophy for him to flash. True to Gaston, he couldn’t get enough of himself, catching glances where ever he found a reflection. His doting sidekick Josh Gad as LeFou was absolutely hilarious in an ingenious performance that mimicked the original animated classic. The musical performances from both Luke Evans and Josh Gad singing “Gaston” took pipes that Mariah would be jealous of. Not only were their vocals on point, but the expressions that Josh Gad made as LeFou during the scenes were priceless. He was able to bring the original character to life in such a comedic way that had my son and I rolling with laughter each time he came on screen.

The Enchanted Castle and The Beast

They couldn’t have hand-picked a better person to portray the Beast and the Prince than Dan Stevens. The scenes he shared with Emma Watson as Belle were heartwarming and a true love forming before our very eyes. We saw a sad, lonely, and angry Beast when Belle first arrived at the castle to save her father. It was not long after arriving at the castle before Belle met Ewan McGregor as Lumière and Ian McKellen as Cogsworth who captivated the audience with their humorous banter back and forth. Belle was mesmerized by the enchanted castle, and with every new discovery, she became more intrigued. Belle met the exquisite Audra McDonald as Garderobe and Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette when she arrived in her quarters.

All of the staff, including our adored Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts and Stanley Tucci as Cadenza, all worked together to help true love and this tale as old as time. The brilliant choreography of the dishes and the stunning musicals throughout will have you in awe as it did us.  The Beast may have looked scary and hideous on the outside, but we all fell in love with his humor and heart just as Belle did. We don’t want to spoil the scenes between Belle and Beast, so you will have to see those first hand for yourself.

Take-Aways From BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

You truly don’t want to miss BEAUTY AND THE BEAST in theatres, as it is a masterpiece that will you will want to share with your kids for years to come. I highly recommend seeing it in an IMAX theatre. Trust me, you won’t regret the extra couple of dollars for the ticket!

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Read more about BEAUTY AND THE BEAST here, and don’t miss our story about Disney’s first openly-gay character. Thank you for reading Faith and Family Fun Magazine’s  Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST review. We hope you love it just as much as we did!

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2 Comments

  1. Melissa Ruddy March 16, 2017 at 9:15 pm - Reply

    I would have loved to see this movie and your review makes me wish I could all the more. However the decision of Disney to place a homosexual relationship into this movie made me decide against it. I do not have anything against people who are homosexual, however sexual orientation is too adult a topic for the age of kids who will watch this. They are not even teens yet. Plus they made the gay person a villain. This is not how I want my children to learn about someone who is gay. Sexuality is an adult topic and has no place in a children’s movie. I was very disappointed that Disney went about things in this way.

    • FaithandFamilyFun March 20, 2017 at 11:53 am - Reply

      Melissa,
      Thank you for your thoughtful consideration of this review. I understand the hesitance for moms that are unaware of sexual content shown on any movie. It is understandable when parents are concerned about any sexual content, gay or not, in movies that their children view. There have been many rumors of sexuality being shown in the movie with a “gay scene” and “gay kissing scene”. However, those are just rumors. There were no kissing scenes or any scene between Gaston and Lefou that showed sexuality.

      I want to encourage you to go see the movie for yourself, I think you may be pleasantly surprised by what you see. Disney did not have any scenes in Beauty And The Beast that discussed being gay. To be quite frank, unless you were really looking for the scenes that Disney was referring to, you would not see them. LeFou was his normal adoring Gaston self that we laughed at in the original version. Disney has placed similar scenes in other movies, but there has been no mention of it in media. For instance, with Pirates of The Carribean, they had two male pirates dressed as women in a row boat. One of the men thought he looked pretty, but there was no announcement of a gay scene or transgender scene. It was just a funny scene.

      I agree that all sexuality is an adult topic that should not be included in a children’s movie. There were no scenes that addressed sexuality or even showed affection physically. What was shown was very reminiscent of the original LeFou that admired and adored Gaston following him everywhere.
      Additionally, I do not want to give away the scenes from the movie, however, you should know that LeFou is not the villain in the movie. We know that Gaston is a villain in the movie, as he was in the original. He is chasing only Belle’s affections the entire movie, again reminiscent of the original Beauty and The Beast.
      It may not be a good fit for you and your family, however, I would hate for you to miss this incredible movie over rumors and fallacies. I hope that you go see it for yourself and make your own informed decision. It was incredible! By the way, if you do decide to view the movie, please stop back by and let me know your thoughts on taking your children after your preview. I would love to hear your thoughts! Have a blessed day!

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