Kyle Kingston (Alex Pettyfer) is beautiful and arrogant and popular and he knows it. He wins in the school ballot for presidency based on the fact that pretty people win and ugly people don’t. Rumored as the school’s witch, Kendra (Mary-Kate Olsen) casts a spell on him. He will remain ugly and deformed for a year’s time or until someone tells him she loves him. When the year is up and no one says those three magic words, Kyle will remain ugly for the rest of his life. His father, who is also beautiful and conceded, hides Kyle in a house away from him and other people until he is cured. Lindy (Vanessa Hudgens) is a free-spirited girl with a drunken father and dead mother she doesn’t let the troubles of her life get her down. Kyle falls for her and thinks that she can be the one who can love him, even though he looks different. Can Kyle get Lindy to say I love you before the year is up? Will Lindy be repulsed and run away? Will Kendra’s spell change the man inside Kyle to be a better person?
I enjoyed this film of modern day Beauty and Beast. The writers and director did a great job in making me not like beautiful Kyle because of his “I’m beautiful and rich and spoiled and you not” attitude. I don’t blame Kendra for casting the spell, he deserves it. Speaking of Kendra, I love love her make-up and costume. It is very frightening and realistic. To make a nice pretty girl like Mary-Kate into a dark magic outcast is brilliant. She was so scary and different looking that she was beautiful. Her character was refreshing and bold and taunting. I also like Lindy’s character; we need more people like her in the world. Always willing to help the needy and always looking at not only how a person acts but what they are capable of becoming. Beauty is only skin deep and she looks way deep. Though, I like the film, it is also very predictable from beginning to end but that’s fine it, was a joy to watch. All in all, I will see this film again.