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Beauty and the Beast

Movie based on the children’s fairy tale led impressively by Emma Watson, who plays Belle, the beauty. I really enjoyed the movie. It was very fun, with its music, great costumes, and sometimes dizzying colors and whirling activity during several of the songs (especially “Be our Guest” and “Gaston”). I also just really like the story and the message. Eliza watched it with me and liked it as much the second time (we both liked the Beast when he was a beast before the spell wore off). Thumbs up for a Disney remake that tries to give the story a more contemporary flair with is mixed-ethnicity and its “gay” character. It is an all-ages movie that probably won’t necessarily appeal to teenagers or adults who don’t care for Disney film, but it probably will resonate with a lot of young girls with the strong woman at the core of the movie.

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