Parents' Guide to

The Beautician and the Beast

By Grace Montgomery, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Dated '90s romcom has some stereotypes, innuendo.

Movie PG 1997 105 minutes
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age 14+

Based on 1 parent review

age 14+

Great Movie.

I absolutely love Fran Drescher. If you never watched the Nanny, then you probably won't like it. Timothy Dalton was great also.

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Fans of silly romcoms or of the show The Nanny may find a lot to like about this cheesy but sometimes funny flick. It's very cliché and predictable, with terrible stereotypes and even worse accents, but its characters do have a lot of heart. Still, if you find Fran Drescher an acquired taste, this is one romance you can safely skip. Drescher plays basically the same character as she did on the The Nanny: a working-class loudmouth whom you can't help but love -- unless, of course, you really can't stand her.

Tweens may enjoy the silly jokes and light romance, though parents may cringe a bit at the innuendo and dated content. But with so many romcom gems that came out in the '90s, this isn't one to rush out and watch.

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