Saturday, 22 July, 11:00am – FINAL
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Watson is an ideal Belle in this wonderful remake that’s at once nostalgic and new, bringing to life the musical both for kids and life-long adult fans.
Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
It looks good, moves gracefully and leaves a clean and invigorating aftertaste. I almost didn’t recognize the flavor: I think the name for it is joy.
A.O. Scott, The NYTimes
Belle (Emma Watson), a bright, beautiful and independent young woman, is taken prisoner by a beast (Dan Stevens) in its castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the beast’s hideous exterior, allowing her to recognize the kind heart and soul of the true prince that hides on the inside.
Those who predicted this wouldn’t hold a talking candle to the animated original will be pleasantly surprised. The tale may be as old as time, but it’s retold with freshness, brio and flair. Personally, I was more than surprised. A very entertaining, well-made piece of cinema.
USA 2017, 129 min, rated PG (violence)
Directed by Bill Condon
Starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Emma Thompson, Kevin Kline, Ewan McGregor, Luke Evans, Josh Gad & Ian McKellan