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Beastly Review: Not So Charmed

Posted by on Mar 4, 2011 in feature overlay, Movies | 8 comments

I went into a promotional screening of Beastly this week hoping against odds for a little more Enchanted than A Cinderella Story. What I got was somewhere in the middle and I’m not quite sure where that puts me. Whereas the young adult novel the film is based on is a straight forward modernization of the classic fairy tale Beauty & the Beast, the film carries more subtle influences of stories like The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Phantom of the Opera. What follows is a familiar story with just not enough twists.

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