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Beauty is only skin deep

OUT NOW! BEASTLY is a modern take on Beauty and the Beast in a Manhattan setting complete with kitsch.

In a time when looks are more important than personality, what happens when you suddenly turn really ugly and only have a year to find someone who loves you for who you are – the old-fashioned way? That’s what happens to vain and malicious Luke in this modern take on “Beauty and the Beast.” But what could have been an interesting guideline for the me-focused Twilight-generation ends up on the bad side of kitsch, although there are a few redeeming lighter moments with Neil Patrick Harris as a blind tutor.

BEASTLY | Directed by Daniel Barnz (USA 2011) with Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Hudgens. Opens April 14