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Still shot from the movie: Beauty and The Beast.

Beauty and The Beast

Beauty and the Beast is releasing to theaters in Digital 3D for two weeks only, beginning January 13, 2012. This Disney animation tells the story of Belle (voice of Paige O'Hara), an avid bookworm who dreams of a romantic hero. And she is about to find an unusual candidate in the form of a bad mannered, hairy monster (voiced by Robby Benson). Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A-
Violence: B
Sexual Content: A-
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 84
Theater Release: 13 Jan 2012
Video Release: 03 Oct 2011
MPAA Rating: G
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Why Is Beauty and The Beast Rated G?


Overall: A-

The fairytale comes alive when bookish, but beautiful, Belle trades her own life to free her father from the castle of a horrible monster. During the course of her imprisonment, the beast begins to warm to the young woman’s gentleness, increasing the hopes that the spell that turned a once handsome prince into an ugly creature may be broken. But matters are complicated when the conceited Gaston decides to marry Belle, and no man or beast can stop him.

Violence: B

A character put under magical spell. Mild violence, verbal threats and rough handling are seen throughout the film, especially in the depictions of a boasting bully that repeatedly hits, slaps, pushes and tosses his sidekick. Wolves stalk and attempt to attack characters traveling through a scary forest. Wolves stalk characters and nearly chase them over cliff. A frightening looking beast is depicted. A mob engages in battle while attempting to kill a character (property damage, weapon use and implied death by falling are shown).

Sexual Content: A-

Several female characters wear off-shoulder gowns. Man makes advances toward woman on at least three occasions. Naked beast towels off after bath. A womanizing character is heard kissing heard behind curtain. Man shown dressed in bra and slip. Couple kisses. Man pursues female character.

Language: A

Some name-calling used.

Alcohol / Drug Use: B

Characters are shown with beer mugs in tavern on several occasions. Character offers man another beer because he is upset. Alcoholic beverages may be present in wedding reception scene.

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