The Beautician and the Beast
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The Beautician and the Beast
Joy Miller (Fran Drescher) is a beautician who teaches an evening course in hairstyling at a Brooklyn community college. When a cigarette dropped on a wig leads to a fire, Joy saves the lab animals kept in the building and achieves 15 minutes of local notoriety. Grushinsky (Ian McNeice), a representative of the leader of the small Eastern European nation of Slovetzia, is visiting the United States while looking for a tutor for the leader's three children. Thinking Joy teaches science (apparently the Slovetzian government doesn't check the resumes of their teaching staff too closely),… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 17%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Manages to be sweet and likable, largely because Kwapis directs the actors well and treats the sub-Lubitsch material as if he actually believed in it."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"A charming surprise"
‑ Bruce Bennett, Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
"Cheesy, multi-accented culture-clash comedy that's seldom funny"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Standard feature-length sitcom material. For Drescher fans only."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"As hokey and banal as a sitcom, with predictable culture-clash gags and fairly flat one-liners."
‑ Michael Dequina,
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