Based on the novel of the same name by Alex Flinn, Beastly is a modern-day
adaptation of Beauty and the Beast.
Seventeen year old Kyle (Alex Pettyfer, I Am Four) is the spoiled, shallow
and incredibly popular prince of his high school kingdom. Entirely captivated
and empowered by his own physical appearance, Kyle foolishly chooses Kendra
(Mary-Kate Olsen), a witch masquerading as a high school student, as his latest
target for humiliation. Unfazed by his cruel behaviour, Kendra decides to teach
him a lesson – she transforms him into someone as unattractive on the outside
as he is on the inside. Now he has one year to find someone who can see past the
surface and love him, or he will remain “Beastly” forever. His only hope, a
quiet classmate he never noticed named Lindy (Vanessa Hudgens), may be his best
chance to prove that love is never ugly.
- " Beneath it all, however, is a movie with a good heart. " –