The Beautician and the Beast
In a colossal mix-up, a hair stylist from Queens, N.Y., ends up in an Eastern European country tutoring the three children of a stern dictator. The kids take to her right away -- but their father is a different story.
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- Ken Kwapis
- This movie is
- 1998 Razzie® Awards
- Worst Actress nominee: Fran Drescher
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; commentary by Fran Drescher.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that in '90s romcom The Beautician and the Beast, Fran Drescher, star of the sitcom The Nanny, plays a beauty-school teacher who becomes a tutor. There's some dated content, including lots of characters shown smoking and some cringe-worthy stereotypes of Eastern Europeans that may be concerning to some parents. There's also a lot of innuendo, including jokes about sex and promiscuity, a few passionate kisses, talk of romance and adult relationships, and one comic scene of misunderstanding that shows two characters in a state of semi-undress.
- Sexual Content
- Quite a bit of innuendo, including a joke about Katrina being desperate to have sex (which she confused with dating), multiple passionate kisses, talk about adult relationships, and numerous references to American women being promiscuous. Joy appears in a bra and President Pachenko without a shirt.
- A building is accidentally lit on fire, a character is put in prison for his political views, and an underground group of rebels talks about fire-bombing a building.
- Not applicable
- Social Behavior
- Family should always accept you. You're fabulous regardless of size. Stereotypes of Eastern Europeans as being uneducated and backward are central to the plot.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Lots of characters smoke, including one who accidentally lights a wig on fire with a cigarette. Empty beer bottles are shown at a club.
- 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