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      The Beautician and the Beast

      PG Released Feb 7, 1997 1 hr. 45 min. Comedy List
      22% 23 Reviews Tomatometer 46% 25,000+ Ratings Audience Score After beauty school teacher Joy Miller becomes a local hero by rescuing lab animals from a fire, she's offered a job by Ira Grushinsky, an emissary from the Eastern European nation of Slovetzia. Boris Pochenko, the country's dictator, wants to improve his image by hiring an American tutor for his children. Mistaken for a real teacher, Joy soon bumps heads with Boris while brightening up palace life. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Jan 03 Buy Now

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      Brie B Just an awesome relaxing movie. Really easy to watch. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/08/22 Full Review Audience Member This movie was cute, silly & hardly problematic like most movies of it's time. I wish the ending gave more closure but other than that I was delighted. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Fairly clever and lighthearted. A bit cheesy and sappy. Her NYC character feels original and sincere. Ending kiss scene is some great romance - it felt very iconic/ nostalgic “The hand is the fork to the arm” Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/27/21 Full Review Audience Member great simple fun movie Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Still one of our family favorites. A frequent go to when we just want to relax and laugh a lot! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member It’s a cute movie. Funny too. People who are into history and politics may find it interesting and funny. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 07/03/20 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Gene Siskel Chicago Tribune A wildly uneven story. Rated: 2.5/4 Aug 16, 2017 Full Review Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader Manages to be sweet and likable, largely because Kwapis directs the actors well and treats the sub-Lubitsch material as if he actually believed in it. Apr 7, 2010 Full Review Susan Stark Detroit News Rated: 2/4 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Kristin Battestella InSession Film The awkward misunderstandings and crisscrossed romance has a goofy, so annoying it’s charming endearment that remains kitschy for fans of the cast. Jul 25, 2023 Full Review Daniel Barnes Dare Daniel Drescher does her best, and she's very likable and charming, whatever her dramatic limitations. However, the script is complete garbage, the direction stinks, and Dalton is still a chin in search of a personality. Rated: 1.5/5 Jul 2, 2019 Full Review Rachel Wagner rachelsreviews.net Beauty and the Beast combined with Fran- what more could you ask for? Rated: 7/10 Mar 7, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis After beauty school teacher Joy Miller becomes a local hero by rescuing lab animals from a fire, she's offered a job by Ira Grushinsky, an emissary from the Eastern European nation of Slovetzia. Boris Pochenko, the country's dictator, wants to improve his image by hiring an American tutor for his children. Mistaken for a real teacher, Joy soon bumps heads with Boris while brightening up palace life.
      Director
      Ken Kwapis
      Executive Producer
      Roger Birnbaum, Fran Drescher, Peter Marc Jacobson
      Screenwriter
      Todd Graff
      Production Co
      Paramount Pictures
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Feb 7, 1997, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jul 1, 2013
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $11.5M
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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