Picture from Belle
Overall A

Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mabatha-Raw) was born of a Royal Navy Admiral (Matthew Goode) and his black West Indies' mistress, and then raised by her great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) in England. The young woman, who bears the color of her mother, now struggles to be accepted in an aristocratic society where her "type" is usually allocated to the class of slave.

Violence B+
Sexual Content B
Profanity A-
Substance Use A-

MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements, some language and brief smoking images.


The most recent home video release of this movie is August 26, 2014. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Belle

Release Date: 26 August 2014

Belle releases to home video (Blu-ray/Digital HD) with the following bonus features:

- Belle: The Story

- Gugu Mbatha-Raw Breakout Role

- The Power of Belle

- From Painting to Screen

- The History Behind the Painting

- Stills Gallery

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