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Beautiful Review

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  • 2.0

    out of 100

    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 33

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Not one female character escapes mockery or patronizing.

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  • 38

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    Burdened with so many poky scenes that it approaches the level of the distributor's "Drowning Mona" and "Whipped," both candidates for the year's worst.

For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 13+

Beautiful is just bad, sadly. Where's the plot?

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the movie has occasional strong language and sexual references (mild by PG-13 standards, but still vivid). Mona cheats in the pageants, causing serious damage to another contestent's hand, without any remorse. Indeed the injured woman's bitterness is portrayed with as much callousness as though the screenwriter shared Mona's conviction that all that counts is winning. There is an out of wedlock pregnancy and a minor character commits suicide by taking pills.

  • Families can talk about Mona's comment that love is a language that has to be taught, and Ruby's comment about letting bad things go. More cynical family members may want to count up the logical inconsistencies and plot holes.

What to watch for
  • violence false2

    Violence: Minor character commits suicide.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Out of wedlock pregnancy, brief attempted molestation.

  • language false3

    Language: Brief bad language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Characters abuse alcohol.