Beautiful

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Beautiful : Friday September 29, 2000

A comic Cinderella story with an edge, Beautiful is the story of Mona Hibbard (Minnie Driver), a determined young woman from a dismal household, who finds an escape in her obsession with beauty pageants. 
Fiercely determined to someday capture the top US crown, "Miss America Miss," she continually enters local events despite facing constant rejection. Her sole supporters are best friend Ruby (Joey Lauren Adams) and Ruby's fiesty young daughter (Hallie Kate Eisenberg). Against all odds, Mona maneuvers her way up the pageant ladder, but the stakes are high and what threatens to unravel her lifelong goal may also be the very thing to liberate her from her unhappiness.  2000 Destination Films

 

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Score:

Reviewers

Ebert UsaToday Mr Showbiz Herald Average
Points 25 37.5 22 25 27.4

 

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27.4 - Not Worth Seeing

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Rating System:

0 - 40 points

Not Worth Seeing
40 - 65 points  Go See At Matinee
65- 85 points Worth Seeing
85-100 points Definitely worth seeing. "A must see!"

Director

Sally Field 

Writer

Jon Bernstein

Genre

Drama / Comedy

Starring:

Minnie Driver as Mona 
Hallie Kate Eisenberg as Vanessa 
Joey Lauren Adams as Ruby
Leslie Stefanson as Joyce 
Kathleen Turner as Verna Chickle 

Running Time

1hr 52mins

Rating

Rated PG-13 for language and thematic elements. 

Distributor

Destination Films 

Trailer

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Website

Official Site

 

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