Belle and the Beast: A Christian Romance
When her father accidentally breaks a valuable vase belonging to reclusive millionaire Eric (Matthew Davis), Belle (Stephanie Wood) agrees to work for Eric until her father's debt is paid off. Slowly, Belle learns to look past Eric's unkind exterior to find the real human being within. An unlikely love blossoms, bringing Eric closer to facing a dark secret from his past in this Christian-themed adaptation of the "Beauty and the Beast" fairy tale.
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- B.J. Alexander
- This movie is
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1Subtitles
Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this reworking of the Beauty and the Beast story has a religious backdrop. Eric, known as the "Beast" by the locals, lost his wife and his business a few years back and fell into alcoholism, which is not shown. Having quit drinking, he remains angry and mean to all those who work for him. Although he was once a churchgoer, he has not returned, believing God has abandoned him. When Belle must work as his assistant to help her father keep his job, she maintains her dignity and cheerfulness despite Eric's mistreatment, eventually knocking down his nasty defenses.
- Eric has angry but nonviolent outbursts.
- Eric is deservedly called "mean" and "angry." Eric calls someone an "idiot."
- Social Behavior
- Belle maintains her good humor and kind demeanor without being a doormat in the face of Eric's nasty treatment.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Eric stopped drinking several years ago, having overindulged after the untimely death of his young wife. "I lost everything so I became a drunk," he says.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it