I watched this movie three times in theaters and once more when it could be rented on Amazon. I am obsessed with this movie and here’s why:
1) Lefoo went from being the oddly proportioned sidekick to my favorite character. Josh Gad is my hero.
2) It is exactly like the Disney version in every way you want it to be AND it is different in ways that you didn’t expect…. and it’s absolutely fabulous!
3) Adding a backstory to Belle’s Mom and to the servants in the castle made the movie FAR more emotional than I could have ever imagined. I don’t know how Disney did it, but I actually cried twice, and to give you perspective I did NOT cry in the Notebook.
4) The whole cast is beautiful
5) The dancing in the bar was better than La La Land. 10 points for Gryffindor!
6) Being able to listen to the end credit song of Ariane Grande and John Legend singing the Beauty and the Beast duet is enough to justify buying the film.
Popcorn Rating: 4 popped corns and 1 kernel