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A dark chick-flick
Member Name: Ames123
Date: 17/03/12, updated on 17/03/12 (59 review reads)
Advantages: Good humour to lighten the dark
Disadvantages: Concluded too quick
I had wanted to see this since I saw the trailer last year but unfortunately it was one of those films that was not showing in many places and for a short time only. I therefore only saw it last week when I rented the DVD.
It is based on Beauty and the Beast. The main lead, Kyle (Alex Pettyfer) is your typical high school idiot who attends school in the centre of New York. There, after offending the school witch Kendra (Mary-Kate Olsen), a spell gets put on him which turns him into 'beastly'. He is horrified and hides away. The only way he can break the curse is for a girl to say that they love him. He soon finds the girl he wants to impress in the form of Lindy (Vanessa Hudgens). I am not going to insult your intelligence as to the ending; it is pretty obvious what will happen.
I enjoyed this film, although it was not long enough at all! The conclusion was too quick and I found it a little unrealistic how she immediately accepted who the person she had been falling for really was. I guess that was the only major problem I had. I enjoyed the appearance of Neil Patrick Harris as Will, Kyle's live-in tutor after he had been changed. His humour was necessary to lighten what would otherwise have been a dark film from Kyle's situation and Lindy's background.
Other characters included Zola, the family's housekeeper and Kyle's dad who struggled to cope with the change. The last scene, strangely you may think as it involved Kyle's dad and Kendra, was rather funny!
I only rented the DVD so I cannot comment on any extras. I do recommend you give this a watch as I is not bad at all, it just needs to be a little longer.
Summary: A good watch