I like musicals. I really wanted to like this. But it's not great. The plot is totally predictable and the songs all have a karaoke feel.
Catherine Zeta-Jones was quite poor in her role and Bryan Cranston was wasted in what was practically a cameo.
Surprisingly, given that I'm not especially fond of him, Tom Cruise was the best thing in this film. He really had the lead man mannerisms down and was quite believable.
Rewatched this old favourite with this article in mind: www.overthinkingit.com/2011/10/03/beauty-beast-stockholm-syndrome/
Tonnes of fun!
I WANT to like this film, given that I'm crazy about guinea pigs, but that very fact made me pretty mad with all the depictions of poor husbandry and generally bad animal care in this film. Yes, I know it isn't real, but I also know that kids copy what they see on screen and I pity the animals that were bought as a result of this film.