The Beautician and the Beast
The Beautician and the Beast (1997)

A series of merry mix-ups result when the beastly dictator of the formerly communist Slovetzia hires New York beautician Joy Adams to educate his children. Believing she was hired to beautify the dictator and his family, Joy soon causes… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: February 7, 1997
DVD Release Date: June 24, 2003
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Critic Score: 16% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

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.

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Emanuel Levy

Cheesy, multi-accented culture-clash comedy that's seldom funny

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Scott Weinberg

Standard feature-length sitcom material. For Drescher fans only.

Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today

Listening to Fran Drescher's nasal squawk for an entire movie is the price you'll pay to see The Beautician and the Beast. Imagine having your ear canal scoured with Brillo. Only more abrasive.

Michael Dequina

As hokey and banal as a sitcom, with predictable culture-clash gags and fairly flat one-liners.

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Grace Montgomery
Common Sense Media

Dated '90s romcom has some stereotypes, innuendo.

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Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

A charming surprise

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Dead Angel
The intro was hilarious. Fran Drescher was and still awesome in her own way. Many people might not like her voice but I even enjoy that! I loved <i>The… More
Curtis Lilly
I repent the day I ever saw this.
Dean McKenna
Good giggle-producing combination of <i>The Sound of Music</i> and every fairy tale cliche pairs a tyrant (Timothy Dalton) with a New Yorker (Fran… More
Sanjaya 丘耀文
Watch it in HBO... It was a very funny movie....
jay nixon
If you like Fran you'll like this if not stay away.
Leigh Ryan
So funny.