The Beautician and the Beast (1997)
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as Joy Miller
as Boris Pochenko
as Jerry Miller
as Judy Miller
as Stage Manager
as Factory Worker
as Cousin Doris
as Elderly Man
as Kitchen Worker
as Fairy-tale Prince
as Neighbor at Party
as Czech Guard
as Czech Guard
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Critic Reviews for The Beautician and the Beast
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.
Listening to Fran Drescher's nasal squawk for an entire movie is the price you'll pay to see The Beautician and the Beast. Imagine having your ear canal scoured with Brillo. Only more abrasive.
As hokey and banal as a sitcom, with predictable culture-clash gags and fairly flat one-liners.
A charming surprise
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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.
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.
If you like Fran you'll like this if not stay away.
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