Teen-themed fairy tale with Vanessa Hudgens and Alex Pettyfer Discuss this article

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Aiming to do for shut-in monsters what Twilight has for bloodsuckers, this teenage NYC riff on Beauty and the Beast casts Pettyfer as a pretty boy who incurs the wrath of a classmate. Cursed with disfigurement, he’s got a year to convince someone to see past the mask to the heartthrob underneath.

Beastly is a fairy tale that preaches inner beauty while refusing to obscure the looks of its doomed hero. Once he’s had a sulk, Pettyfer sets his sights on Vanessa Hudgens, who can see the depths of his alter ego. ‘I’ve seen worse,’ says Hudgens. It’s hard to say the same about Beastly.

By AA Dowd
Time Out Doha,


  • Duration: 86
  • Released: Thu, 28 Jun
  • Classification: PG13
  • Language: English
  • Director: Daniel Barnz
  • Stars: Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Hudgens, Mary-Kate Olsen

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