I feel like I’ve been waiting for this movie to come out for ages! I must have seen the trailer for the first time during the Spring of 2010.
The cynic in me wants to immediately scoff and write Beastly off as a trite campy teeny-bopping mess.
However, there are two actors attached to the film who hint that Beastly could actually be decent.
Based on a book of the same name, the plot follows Kyle Kingston, played by Alex Pettyfer, who stars as a rich, narcissistic, intelligent and smoking hot high school hot shot.
Kyle is kind of a jerk though, and he likes to torment the less classically beautiful.
Enter Mary-Kate Olsen!
Ever since her guest role on Weeds I have been a HUGE fan of MKO.
Besides, how can you not love a gazillionaire who walks around SoHo looking like a homeless bag lady, wearing every article of clothing she owns, who just mugged some soccer mom for her venti latte…and then threw it in her face because it wasn’t nonfat!
Back to Beastly, MKO plays a gothic classmate named Kendra…who just so happens to be a witch!
Once again, if it weren’t MKO I would be rolling my eyes.
Kyle makes fun of Kendra and she casts a spell on him so that he appears as ugly on the outside as he is on the inside.
This apparently means tribal-esque tree tats and some scars.
Kendra tells Kyle that he has one year to find someone to love him or stay fugly forever!
If Kyle were smart he’d take his new face to a Marilyn Manson or Slipknot concert – dude would have picked up for sure!
Instead his dad sends him to Brooklyn to live in a house with a maid.
Somewhere in here Vanessa Hudgens says a few lines/co-stars…but this detail was lost once MKO hit the scene!
Because he’s too ugly to go to school, Neil Patrick Harris plays his saucy blind tutor!
Basically, NPH and MKO are the only two reasons I’d see this hot mess of a movie. As it stands, that’s a good enough reason for me to see this twist on the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast.
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Our buddy HATED Beastly…and MKO?!?! Check it out here.