The Beautician and the Beast
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The Beautician and the Beast
A series of merry mix-ups result when the beastly dictator of the formerly communist Slovetzia hires a New York beautician to educate his children. Romantic and comical, the story begins shortly after cosmetology instructor Joy Adams (Fran Drescher) accidentally burns down her classroom. After saving all of her students and the animals they work on, Adams becomes a local celebrity and this catches the eye of Grushinsky (Ian McNeice) the Slovetzian emissary. Believing her to be an unequalled academician, he hires Joy to tutor the children of the ruthlessly handsome tyrant Pochenko (Timothy… 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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