Beastly (film)

Beastly is a 2011 romantic fantasy drama film loosely based on Alex Flinns 2007 novel of the same name. It is a retelling of the fairytale Beauty and the Beast and is set in modernday New York City. The film was written and directed by Daniel Barnz and stars Vanessa Hudgens and Alex Pettyfer.

Kyle Kingson Alex Pettyfer, the arrogant and vain son of wealthy and equally arrogant and vain news anchor Rob Kingson Peter Krause, bullies the witch Kendra Hilferty MaryKate Olsen who magically transforms handsome Kyle into a bald, tattooed, and scarred shell. If Kyle does not find someone who loves him by the next spring he will remain in this ugly state forever. Kyle is taken to live in a private house with their maid Zola Davies Lisa Gay Hamilton and the blind tutor Will Neil Patrick Harris. Both are a comfort to Kyle when his father begins to neglect him.As spring draws closer, Kyle finds himself infatuated with Lindy Taylor Vanessa Hudgens, a girl from whom he had kept his distance at his former school. He sees her father, a drug addict, engaged in an altercation with two drug dealers and shoots one dead while the other vows to kill Lindy. Hunter Kyle persuades Lindys father to allow her to move in with Kyle. Lindy is furious about hiding and doesnt speak to Kyle. But, eventually, Kyle reveals his state, and they begin to warm up to each other. Kyle writes a letter professing his love for Lindy but does not give it to her for fear of rejection. He visits Kendra to plead for more time she refuses, but agrees to restore Wills vision and grant green cards to Zolas three children in Jamaica if he gets Lindy to fall in love with him. ........

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