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Based on the fairytale Beauty and the Beast, popular playboy Kyle (Alex Pettyfer) has his good looks taken away by the spell of a witch (Mary-Kate Olsen). And he'll stay as ugly on the outside as he is on the inside unless he can find someone to fall in love with him. Perhaps that will be Lindy (Vanessa Hudgens), a girl capable of seeing beyond face value.
Why Is Beastly Rated PG-13?
Beastly is rated PG-13 for language including some crude comments, drug references and brief violence.
Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Beastly...
Violence: A character is shot and dies during a drug deal. A man hits a woman. Two characters enter a zoo after hours. A teen recklessly drives a motorcycle.
Sexual Content: A teen couple is seen kissing sensuously. Advertisements showing semi-nude men and women are briefly seen. A man makes a comment about his friends losing their virginity at 15 years of age. Some female characters wear revealing clothing. A man is seen without a shirt.
Language: A crude term for sex, an acronym that includes a sexual expletive, and a less-offensive synonym for a sexual expletive are used. A variety of other scatological slang, mild profanities and terms of deity are heard.
Drugs/Alcohol: A depicted drug deal results in a character being fatally shot. Teens are shown at a party consuming alcohol.
Other: A teen girl practices witchcraft.
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Walt Disney brought this fairytale to life in the animated Beauty and the Beast. The idea of seeing beyond a person’s outer appearance plays a part in Shrek and the more mature movies The Man Without a Face and Shallow Hal. Vanessa Hudgens can also be seen in High School Musical, Alex Pettyfer in Alex Ryder: Operation Stormbreaker and Mary-Kate Olsen in New York Minute.
Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Details on home video releases of Beastly...
Beastly releases to DVD and Blu-ray on June 28, 2011, with the following bonus materials:
- Alternate Ending
- Deleted Scenes
- A Classic Tale Retold: The Story of Beastly
- Creating the Perfect Beast
- Music Video: Be Mine by Kristina and the Dolls