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The Beautician and the Beast (1997)

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17

Average Rating: 4.7/10
Critic Reviews: 6
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 5

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44

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Average Rating: 2.4/5
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Movie Info

Joy Miller (Fran Drescher) is a beautician who teaches an evening course in hairstyling at a Brooklyn community college. When a cigarette dropped on a wig leads to a fire, Joy saves the lab animals kept in the building and achieves 15 minutes of local notoriety. Grushinsky (Ian McNeice), a representative of the leader of the small Eastern European nation of Slovetzia, is visiting the United States while looking for a tutor for the leader's three children. Thinking Joy teaches science (apparently

PG,

Comedy, Romance

Todd Graff

Jun 24, 2003

Paramount Home Video

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All Critics (33) | Top Critics (12) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (15) | DVD (2)

Manages to be sweet and likable, largely because Kwapis directs the actors well and treats the sub-Lubitsch material as if he actually believed in it.

April 7, 2010 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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Cheesy, multi-accented culture-clash comedy that's seldom funny

August 6, 2011 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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As hokey and banal as a sitcom, with predictable culture-clash gags and fairly flat one-liners.

January 13, 2004 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

A charming surprise

December 16, 2003
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

Standard feature-length sitcom material. For Drescher fans only.

December 21, 2002
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Audience Reviews for The Beautician and the Beast

The intro was hilarious. Fran Drescher was and still awesome in her own way. Many people might not like her voice but I even enjoy that! I loved The Nanny but couldn't love this in that way. It was okay. Got some funny moments into it but not that hilarious.
January 8, 2011
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Dead Angel

Super Reviewer

Good giggle-producing combination of The Sound of Music and every fairy tale cliche pairs a tyrant (Timothy Dalton) with a New Yorker (Fran Drescher), and he doesn't stand a chance. The two are in each other's face so often that romance inevitable blooms. Royal pageantry is a visual bonus.
July 23, 2009
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Dean McKenna

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If you like Fran you'll like this if not stay away.
December 3, 2008
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jay nixon

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I repent the day I ever saw this.
October 23, 2007
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