A modern day take on Beauty and the Beast, Beastly is far from original. The story is fairly well written although at times the pacing does feel rushed which makes it difficult to connect with the characters. The ending is fairly predictable but does get a little too sentimental. However, if given a chance, the film does have a certain charm about it and isn't the worst way to spend 90 minutes.
The cast generally put in decent performances although Neil Patrick Harris as the blind teacher steals the show.
Picture and sound quality are good, but not spectacular.