By Arthel Cargill, Courier Staff Writer
A sweet, modern day twist on the tale of Beauty and the Beast, Beastly tells the story of Kyle Kingson, an egotistical teenage boy living in the upper East side of New York. Kyle has money, style, connections, girls, and, most importantly, good looks, but he runs out of luck when he stands up his misfit, goth girl classmate Kendra.
After giving Kyle one final chance to repent of his prideful ways, Kendra casts a wrathful spell on him that transforms him into a hideous creature. The spell can only be broken if Kyle can make someone love him for who he is.
Kyle falls into a pit of despair, believing there is no one who could love a beast, until he meets Lindy, a lovely, kind hearted girl who accepts him for who he is. Assisted by his soft spoken housekeeper and his blind tutor, Kyle learns to love and be loved in return. Not for the way he looks, but for who he is.
A heartwarming, yet predictable tale about the true meaning of love, selflessness, and acceptance, Beastly will have you daydreaming and wishing that fairy tales really would come true.