Beastly, a modern day depiction of Beatuy and the Beast, tells the tale of Kyle Kingson (Alex Pettyfer), the ideal handsome high school student who has anything he could ever want.  His only downfall is his love for picking on those inferior to him.  Things take a turn for the worse after Kyle ditches a goth girl (Mary-Kate Olsen), who casts a spell and transforms Kyle into a hideous creature.  The spell can only be broken if he can find someone who’s able to love him for his inner qualities.  Kyle’s father (Peter Krause) isn’t one who can do this, sending Kyle off to live in Brooklyn where he vows to protect a local addict if he lets his beautiful daughter (Vanessa Hudgens) live with Kyle.  Over the course of the film, this couple forms a deep relationship unlike anything Kyle had in high school.

 

How important is physical attraction in a relationship?

Cupid’s Advice:

Sure, good looks draw attention, but how far does that really go?  Cupid has a few things to consider and other important traits to look for when finding a long-term mate:

1. Old age: As gruesome as it sounds, everyone gets old, and looks will fade in time.   Dating based entirely on physical attraction probably isn’t the best idea.

2. Carrying conversations: Probably the best long-term commitment is one where you and your partner are able to sit down and talk for hours about anything ranging from current events to your deepest feelings.   Once looks are gone, the only thing left is your ability to communicate.

3. Moral character: You may get along with someone on the surface, but if you’re not on the same page morally, your relationship may be doomed.  The longer you’re in a relationship, the more moral character plays an important part.

Release date: March 18, 2011

Cupid’s rating: 3/5