Beauty and the Beast (2017 film)

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Beauty and the Beast is a 2017 American musical romantic fantasy film about a young intellectual girl named Belle, who is taken prisoner by a fearsome Beast in his enchanted castle and she learns to look beyond his appearance while evading Gaston, a narcissistic hunter who seeks to take Belle for himself.

Directed by Bill Condon. Written by Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos, based on Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont's French fairy tale and inspired by Disney's 1991 animated film of the same name.


  • [first lines, narrating] Once upon a time, in the hidden heart of France, a handsome young prince lived in a beautiful castle. Although he had everything his heart desired, the prince was selfish and unkind. He taxed the village to fill his castle with the most beautiful objects ​and his parties with the most beautiful people.​ Then one night, an unexpected intruder arrived at​ the castle, seeking shelter from the bitter storm. As a gift, she offered the prince a single rose.​ Repulsed by her haggard appearance, the prince turned the woman away. But she warned him not to be deceived by appearances for beauty is found within. When he dismissed her again, the old woman's outer appearance melted away to reveal a beautiful enchantress.​ The prince begged for forgiveness, but it was too late. For she had seen that there was no love in his heart.​ As punishment, she transformed him into a hideous beast and placed a powerful spell on the castle and all who lived there.​ As days bled into years, the prince and his servants were forgotten by the world, for the enchantress had erased all memory of them from the minds of the people they loved. ​But the rose she had offered was truly an enchanted rose. If he could learn to love another and earn their love in return by the time the last petal fell, the spell would be broken. If not, he would be doomed to remain a beast for all time.​ As the years passed, he fell into despair and lost all hope, for who could ever learn to love a beast?
  • [after she saves Maurice] Drink it.


  • I'm not afraid.
  • What happens when the last petal falls?
  • He's not a monster, Gaston! You are!
  • [after learning her childhood past] Let's go home.
  • [last lines] How would you feel about growing a beard?


  • Your father is a thief.
  • LUMIÈRE!! You're making her dinner.
  • She's the daughter of a common thief. What kind of person do you think that makes her?
  • [from trailer] Think of the one thing that you've always wanted. Now find it in your mind's eye and feel it in your heart.
  • I'm sorry I ever called your father a thief.
  • I am not a beast.


  • You are the wildest, most gorgeous thing I've ever seen. Nobody deserves you better.
  • There are no such thing as beasts or talking teacups... or magic.
  • [to Maurice] If you say "Beast" one more time, I WILL FEED YOU TO THE WOLVES!!!
  • This creature will curse us all if we don't stop him! WELL, I SAY WE KILL THE BEAST!!!
  • Sorry, old friend. It's hero time.
  • Hello, Beast. I'm Gaston. Belle sent me. Are you in love with her? Did you honestly think she'd want you?
  • When we return to the village, you will marry me, and that beast's head will hang on our wall!!
  • I'm coming for you, Beast!
  • [last lines] Don't let me go. Please, I'll do anything. Don't hurt me, Beast!


  • He must have lost his way in the woods.
  • Look, Cogsworth, a beautiful girl!
  • But what if she is the one, the one who'll break the spell?
  • 'Allo!
  • With every passing day, we become less human.
  • Sacrebleu! Invaders!
  • When she opens the door, give her a dashing debonair smile. Come, come, show me the smile!
  • A broken clock is right two times a day, mon ami, but this is not one of those times. It is time to sparkle!
  • Ma chère, mademoiselle. It is with deepest pride and greatest pleasure that we welcome you tonight. And now, we invite to relax, let us pull up a chair, as the dining room proudly presents...your dinner.


  • Yes, I can see it's a girl. I lost my hands, not my eyes.
  • Well, of course he can talk! It's all he ever does.
  • That is a hairbrush.
  • Turn back into a clock! Turn back into a clock!

Mrs. Potts[edit]

  • [to Belle] The master's not as terrible as he appears. Somewhere deep in his soul, there's a prince...of a fellow who just waiting to be set free.
  • Oh, you can't judge people by who their father is, now can you?
  • Gently, master. The girl lost her father and her freedom in one day.


Gaston: Good morning, Belle! [looks at her book] Wonderful book you have there.
Belle: Have you read it?
Gaston: Well, not that one. But, you know books. [laughs and gives her flowers] For your dinner table. Shall I join you this evening?
Belle: Sorry, not this evening.
Gaston: Busy?
Belle: No. [walks away from him]
LeFou: [walks up to Gaston] So, moving on?
Gaston: No, LeFou. It's the ones who play hard to get that are always the sweetest prey. That's what makes Belle so appealing. She hasn't made a fool of herself just to gain my favor. What would you call that?
LeFou: Dignity?
Gaston: It's outrageously attractive, isn't it?
Bimbette #1: Gaston!
[The Bimbettes giggle]

Belle: Papa, do you think I'm odd?
Maurice: Odd? My daughter, odd? Where did you get an idea like that?
Belle: I don't know. People talk.

Chip: Mom said I wasn't supposed to move because it might be scary. Sorry.
Maurice: [calmly] It's alright. [suddenly freaks and flees the dining hall]

Maurice: Listen, Belle. It's all right. Go. Live your life, and forget about me.
Belle: Forget you? Everything I am is because of you.
Maurice: I love you, Belle. Don't be afraid.
Belle: I love you too, Papa. I'm not afraid. [she and Maurice hug; whispers] And I will escape, I promise.

Gaston: Picture it, LeFou. Rustic cabin, my latest kill roasting on the fire. Adorable children running around just as my love rubs my tired feet. And what does Belle say? "I will never marry you, Gaston."
LeFou: You know, there are other girls.
[the Bimbettes sighs]
Gaston: A great hunter doesn't wastes his time with rabbits.

Beast: [after knocking on Belle's door; gruffly, to Belle] You'll join me for dinner. That's not a request.
Mrs. Potts: Gently, master. The girl lost her father and her freedom in one day.
Lumière: Yes, the poor thing is probably in there scared to death.
Mrs. Potts: Exactly. [unbeknownst to them, Belle has turned her pink gown into a rope so she can escape. The Beast knocks on her bedroom door again, softly this time]
Belle: [nervously] Just a minute.
Lumière: You see? There she is! Now remember - be gentle.
Mrs. Potts: Kind.
Plumette: Mmm, charming.
Cogsworth: Sweet!
Lumière: And when she opens the door, give her a dashing, debonair smile. Come, come, show me the smile! [the Beast gives a wide smile, showing his monstrous teeth. The servants react in fright]
Cogsworth: Oh, dear!
Mrs. Potts: Ooh, no.
[the Beast's smile vanishes]

[After the Beast says that if Belle doesn't eat with him, then she doesn't eat at all]
Cogsworth: [steps out of hiding, wielding a stick] You can't talk to us like that, I forbid it! Oh, am I too late? Shame, I was really going to tell him off this time. [Lumière walks up to him]
Lumière: Oh, master, you've returned! [Cogsworth jumps startled, making a few cogs and springs pop out of him; Lumière chuckles]
Cogsworth: [unamused] Oh, very funny.
Lumière: I got you there!

Mrs. Potts: [to Belle] That was a very brave thing you did for your father, dearie.
Madame de Garderobe: Yes, we all think so.
Belle: I'm worried about him. He's never been on his own.
Mrs. Potts: Cheer up, my poppet. Things will turn out in the end. You'll feel a lot better after dinner.
Belle: But he said, “If she doesn't eat with me, then she doesn't eat at all.”
Mrs. Potts: Oh, people say a lot of things in anger. It is our choice whether or not to listen. You coming, poppet?
Madame de Garderobe: Go.

[The Beast catches Belle in the West Wing]
Beast: What are you doing here?! [looks at the rose] What did you do to it?!
Belle: Nothing.
Beast: [now remotely angry] Do you realize what you could have done? YOU COULD HAVE DAMNED US ALL! GET OUT OF HERE!! [Belle runs out of the room in terror] GOOO!!! [finally calming down, he looks dismayed at his behavior]
[Lumière and Cogsworth are playing chess]
Lumière: Checkmate, again.
Cogsworth: Wait! No! You cheated again!
Lumière: [sees Belle leaving] Mademoiselle! What are you doing?
Belle: Getting out of here.
Cogsworth: Stop! [whistles]
Lumière: Go, go, Frou-Frou!
[The door locks]
Cogsworth: Yes, Frou-Frou! Stop her!
Lumière: Don't let her leave!
Mrs. Potts: Stop her! [Frou-Frou stops Belle in her path, standing on his legs] No, no! Frou-Frou!
Cogsworth: No. It's not playtime!
[Frou-Frou heads out the doggy door]
Lumière: Not now, silly boy!
Cogsworth: Bad dog! Bad dog!
Lumière: [Belle grabs her cloak and heads through the doggy door] No, no, no! Please, don't go! It’s dangerous!
Mrs. Potts: Oh, my!

Maurice: No. I'm sure this is the way. Do you hear those wolves? That means we're getting very close to the castle.
Gaston: Look, enough is enough. We have to turn back.
Maurice: Stop.
[Gaston stops the cart]
Maurice: That's it. There it is. [snaps a finger] That's the tree. I'm sure of it. [gets off the cart] It-it was downed by lightening at the time. But now it's...resumed an upright position through some sort of...magic or other.
LeFou: [to Gaston] You really want to marry into this family?
Maurice: So that means that the... the castle is that - No. No, it's - [motions falling tree with his arm] That way. Definitely that way.
Gaston: I am done playing this game of yours. Where is Belle?
Maurice: The Beast took her...
Gaston: There are no such things as beasts, or talking teacups...or magic. But there are wolves, frostbite, and starvation!
LeFou: [stands up] Deep breaths, Gaston. Deep breaths.
Gaston: [breathes deeply, then turns to Maurice] So, why don't we just turn around, go back to Villeneuve? I'm sure Belle is at home, cooking up a lovely dinner.
Maurice: If you think I've made all this up, Then why did you offer to help?
Gaston: Because, I want to marry your daughter! [calms down] Now...let's go home.
Maurice: Belle is not at home! She is with the...
Gaston: [grabs Maurice] If you say "Beast" one more time, I WILL FEED YOU TO THE WOLVES!!!
LeFou: Gaston, stop it! Breathe, think of happy thoughts, go back to the war, blood, explosions, countless widows.
Gaston: Widows...
LeFou: Yes, yes. That's it... [Gaston calms down and LeFou taps his nose] That's it.
Gaston: [turns to Maurice, smiling. Maurice recoils] Maurice! Please forgive me, old bean. That's no way to talk to my future father-in-law, now is it?
Maurice: Future father-in-law?
Gaston: Yeah.
Maurice: You will never marry my daughter.
[Short silence. Gaston furiously punches Maurice in the face, knocking him out]
LeFou: I saw that coming.

[Belle tries to heal the Beast back to health, with the servants watching]
Beast: [roaring in pain] OOWW!!! That hurts.
Belle: If you'd hold still, it wouldn't hurt as much.
Beast: If you hadn't run away, none of this would have happened.
Belle: Well, if you hadn't frightened me, I wouldn't have run away!
Beast: Well, YOU shouldn't have been in the West Wing!
Belle: Well then, YOU should learn to control your temper! [the Beast turns away, too tired to argue. Belle finishes cleaning his wounds; he doesn't protest this time]
Belle: Try to get some rest.
Mrs. Potts: Thank you, miss.
Lumière: We are eternally grateful.
Belle: Why do you care about him so much?
Mrs. Potts: We've looked after him all his life.
Belle: But he's cursed you somehow. Why? You did nothing. [Cogsworth feels ashamed at the remark]
Mrs. Potts: [ashamed] You're quite right there, dear. You see, when the master lost his mother, and his cruel father took that sweet, innocent lad and twisted him up to be just like him, we did nothing.
Lumière: Let him sleep.

Belle: [reciting lines from "A Midsummer Night's Dream" as the Beast rests] "Love can transpose to form and dignity. Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind..."
[the Beast recites the rest of the line with her]
Both: "...and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind."
Belle: [surprised] You know Shakespeare.
Beast: [rolls over] I had an expensive education.
Belle: [visibly excited and engaged] Actually, Romeo and Juliet's my favorite play.

Beast: [to Belle, opening the enchanted book] Another little gift from the Enchantress. A book that truly allows you to escape. [blows the dust off it and places it on the stand]
Belle: [fascinated] How amazing!
Beast: [sadly] It was her cruelest trick of all. It was just another curse. The outside world has no place for a creature like me. But it can for you. [offers Belle his hand. Belle takes it and he places her hand on the book] Think of the one place that you've always wanted to see. Now find it in your mind's eye and feel it in your heart.

Cogsworth: Well, master, I have had my doubts, but everything is moving like clockwork. True love really does win the day!
Beast: I let her go.
Cogsworth: You... what?!
Lumière: Master, how could you do that?
Beast: I had to.
Cogsworth: But why?
Mrs. Potts: Because he loves her.
Lumière: Then why are we not human?
Cogsworth: Because she doesn't love him and now it's too late.
Plumette: But, she might still come back.
Beast: No. I set her free. I'm sorry I couldn't do the same for all of you. Now, go. Our time is almost past.
[Plumette sighs]
Lumière: Come, my love.
[Lumière, Cogsworth, Mrs. Potts, and Plumette sadly leave the West Wing]

   I was the one who had it all,
   I was the master of my fate,
   I never needed anybody in my life,
   I learned the truth too late,
   I'll never shake away the pain,
   I close my eyes but she's still there,
   I let her steal into my melancholy heart,
   It's more than I can bear.
   Now I know she'll never leave me,
   Even as she runs away,
   She will still torment me,
   Calm me, hurt me,
   Move me, come what may,
   Wasting in my lonely tower,
   Waiting by an open door,
   I'll fool myself, she'll walk right in,
   And be with me for evermore.
   I rage against the trials of love,
   I curse the fading of the light,
   Though she's already flown so far beyond my reach,
   She's never out of sight.
   Now I know she'll never leave me,
   Even as she fades from view,
   She will still inspire me,
   Be a part of everything I do,
   Wasting in my lonely tower,
   Waiting by an open door,
   I'll fool myself, she'll walk right in,
   And as the long, long nights begin,
   I'll think of all that might have been,
   Waiting here for evermore.

Gaston: The monster has her under his spell. If I didn't know better, I'd say she even cared for him!
Belle: He's not a monster, Gaston! YOU are!

Cogsworth: [hops to warn the Beast] Oh, excuse me, master. I'm so sorry to disturb you.
Beast: She's not coming back.
Cogsworth: No. They're breaking down the doors!
Beast: Doesn't matter now. Just let them come.

[LeFou notices that Mrs. Potts and Chip are sleeping]
LeFou: Oh, hello must be the talking teacup. [to Mrs. Potts] And you must be his grandmother.
Mrs. Potts: [awakes, gasps] "Grandmother"?! [to the servants] ATTACK!
[They attack the mob at the castle]

Mrs. Potts: [hanging from a chandelier] How do you like your tea? Hot enough or boiling? [sees Monsieur Jean, her husband; shocked] Mr. Potts! [loses her grip, and falls, screaming]
Chip: Mama!
Mrs. Potts: [LeFou catches her] Thank you!
[LeFou smiles and nods "You're welcome". He spots the villagers about to attack them and dodges them. Mrs. Potts boils one villager up with tea]
LeFou: Take that! [punches the other villager out and turns to Mrs. Potts]
Mrs. Potts: Nicely handled!
LeFou: Well, I used to be on Gaston's side, but we are so in a bad place right now.
Mrs. Potts: You're too good for him anyway.
LeFou: Yeah.
Mrs. Potts: Should we get back to it, then?
[LeFou nods enthusiastically and runs off with her to join the servants in driving off the villagers]

[A group of villagers corner Maestro Cadenza]
Clothilde: Silence that harpsichord!
Maestro Cadenza: What? Uh-oh!
Madame Garderobe: MAESTRO!
Maestro Cadenza: Darling! At last!
Madame Garderobe: I'm coming, my love! This is it! The fat lady is singing. [piledrives Clothilde]
Maestro Cadenza: Bravissima!

Gaston: Belle!
Belle: [breaks Gaston's arrows] Where is he?!
Gaston: When we return to the village, you will marry me. And that beast's head will hang on our wall!
Belle: NEVER! [tries to grab his gun, struggling and falls to the edge]

[Gaston and the Beast are fighting; the Beast strikes at Gaston, grabs him, and holds him over the edge]
Gaston: Don't let me go! Please, I'll do anything. Don't hurt me, Beast.
[Then, the Beast's anger suddenly frowns as he realizes what he's doing. He pulls Gaston towards him]
Beast: I am not a beast. [puts Gaston down] Go! [Gaston runs away] Get out!

[After Gaston shooted the Beast two times, but a bridge underneath him breaks and falls to his death, the Beast lays dying with Belle at his side]
Beast: [weakly as he holds Belle's hand, breathing heavily] You came back.
Belle: [tearfully] Of course I came back. I'll never leave you again.
Beast: I'm afraid it's my turn to leave.
Belle: We're together now. It's going to be fine.
Beast: At least I got to see you one last time.
[The last petal falls and the Beast dies]
Belle: No. Please, no. [starts crying] Come back.
[the last petal falls, the Beast dies, and the servants began to freeze up; at the entrance, the servants celebrate after chasing the mob out]
Lumière: We did it, Plumette! Victory is ours! [realizes she has frozen up into a feather duster] Plumette? Plumette! Oh, my darling Plumette... [sadly sets her down] [Maestro Cadenza and Madame de Garderobe share their final moments]
Madame de Garderobe: Oh Maestro, you were so brave...goodbye, my love... [reverts to a wardrobe]
Maestro Cadenza: Amour! No! Don't leave me... [he struggles to speak and the effects of the spell overtake him, reverting him to a harpsichord; Frou-Frou barks at the now inanimate Wardrobe and Harpsichord, as he lets out a final cry, turning into a footstool. Mrs. Potts frantically jumps around in search for Chip]
Mrs. Potts: Chip! Chip! Have you seen Chip? He ran off! [sobs as she frantically panics unaware of what will happen] Where is my little boy...? [her face slowly fades from the teapot as she freezes up, as Chip emerges from the castle]
Chip: Mama!
Cogsworth: Oh, no.
Chip: Mom! [he and his saucer flip upside down as they fly up and fall to the ground. The saucer crashes into the ground as Chapeau barely catches him and places him besides his mother as they both make their final transformation into inanimate objects; Lumière and Cogsworth are the only ones left. Knowing their time is up, they share their final goodbyes]
Cogsworth: Lumière, I...I can't speak...!
Lumière: [sadly] It's all right, Cogsworth.
Cogsworth: I can't...Lumière, my was an honor to serve...with you. [freezes up, into a mantel clock]
Lumière: The honor...was mine. [freezes up, into a candelabra. His flames extinguish. All the lights for the castle also extinguish; Agathe comes in the West Wing]
Belle: [crying over the Beast's death] Come back. Please don't leave me. I love you. [kisses him]

Cogsworth: [transforms a clock back into a human and sees Lumière, as a human] Lumière!
Lumière: Cogsworth, we beat the clock!

Clothilde: [recognizes Cogsworth as her husband] Henry? Henry!
Cogsworth: [sees Clothilde] Oh. Oh, dear. [they hug]
Clothilde: I've been so lonely!
Cogsworth: [to himself] Turn back into a clock...turn back into a clock.

[Last lines]
The Prince: [while dancing with Belle] What? What is it?
Belle: [smiles] How would you feel about growing a beard?
[The Prince smirks and growls in humor and they both laugh as they dance]


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