BEASTLY Movie Review & Book

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Prone to mocking and humiliating “aggressively unattractive” classmates, Kyle zeroes in on Goth classmate Kendra, inviting her to the school’s extravagant environmental bash. Kendra accepts, and, true to form, Kyle blows her off in a particularly savage fashion. She retaliates by casting a spell that physically transforms him into everything he despises. Enraged by his horrible and unrecognizable appearance he confronts Kendra and learns that the only solution to the curse is to find someone that will love him as he is — a task he considers impossible.


I loved, loved, fell in love, again with this movie. We didn’t spend much time getting to know the old Kyle, but they showed just how much he thirsted for his father’s love and that was priceless. They let us get a peek at his ugly side. But I must say that is cute as he was, I really loved Mary Kate who played the witch – that girl played that role to the hilt. I loved her! And to the love story, he was kind of stalkerish of belle and they changed small bits of the movie from the book but it didn’t hurt the movie at all. This is definitely a movie I could keep for my sweet love story collection and re-watch it again. If you like the Beauty and the Beast story, you will truly enjoy this updated, from the Beast point of view movie. And yes, I teared up at the end when they kissed. Only issue I had was that when he turned into the ‘Beast’ he didn’t look that bad to me. He actually looked kind of badassed. I give the movie 5 out of 5 roses.


by: Alex Flinn

I really enjoyed this book and passed it on to my daughter to read. I’ve always been a sucker for a good fairytale and Beauty and the Beast is one of them. The hardest part of this read was getting into the mind of ‘the beast’ and staying there for quite a long time before his interaction with others showed his changes. Even so, I read on because I knew change was coming and was pleasantly surprised and happy with the way this ended. Both NYIA and I gave it 4 out of 5 roses.

~ by LM Preston on March 9, 2011.

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