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  • PG-13
  • 2000
  • 1 hr 52 min
  • 5.6  (4,296)
  • 23

Beautiful (2000) is a romantic comedy film directed by Sally Field and starring Minnie Driver, Hallie Eisenberg, and Joey Lauren Adams. The film follows Mona (Minnie Driver), a young woman from Pittsburgh, who dreams of becoming a beauty queen. Mona is determined to win the Miss America pageant, despite her lack of experience and the skepticism of her family and friends back home. She leaves her small town to pursue her dreams in Atlantic City, where she meets a group of eccentric characters who help her to realize her full potential as a beauty queen.

Mona's journey to the top is filled with humor, heartbreak, and self-discovery. Along the way, she falls in love with a charming photographer named Ben (Joey Lauren Adams) who helps her to see beyond the superficial qualities of beauty pageants.

As Mona navigates the complex world of pageantry, she learns that true beauty comes from within and that self-confidence is the key to success, regardless of one's physical appearance.

Minnie Driver delivers a standout performance as Mona, capturing both her vulnerability and her resilience as she fights to achieve her dream. Hallie Eisenberg brings an infectious energy to the role of the precocious young girl who befriends Mona and helps her to stay grounded amid the chaos of pageant life.

Joey Lauren Adams shines in the role of Ben, bringing a warmth and depth to the character that elevates her beyond the typical romantic interest.

Sally Field's direction is deft and nuanced, capturing both the humor and the heart of the story. The film's pacing is brisk and engaging, keeping the audience invested in Mona's journey from start to finish.

Beautiful is a charming and uplifting film that celebrates the power of self-confidence and the beauty of individuality. It is a heartfelt tribute to those who strive for their dreams, no matter how impossible they may seem.

Beautiful is a 2000 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 52 minutes. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.6 and a MetaScore of 23.

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Beautiful is available to watch free on Kanopy. It's also available to stream, download and buy on demand at Hulu, Amazon Prime, Apple TV Channels, Starz, The Roku Channel, Apple TV, Amazon and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent Beautiful for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.
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    1 hr 52 min
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    5.6  (4,296)
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