“Beauty and the Beast” seems a natural for a teen retelling and this summer it gets just that with “Beastly.”
The trailer is out and admittedly The Dish Rag has watched it more than once.
]]>Alex Pettyfer stars as pretty, rich boy Kyle Kingson who is less-than-charitable towards those classmates of his that don’t meet his beauty standards. As a joke he invites a Goth girl (Mary-Kate Olsen) to a school dance as a joke, only to reject her brutally. Turns out Kendra is a witch who curses Kyle with a year of having his outward appearance match his inward one. If within that year he doesn’t find someone to love him for who he is, the transformation will be a permanent one. This is where Lindy (Vanessa Hudgens) enters into the equation. The Beauty (or Belle) to his Beast (or Beastly). Fun fact: “Lindy” is a form of “Linda” which means “pretty” in Spanish.