Beautiful


1h 52m 2000

Brief Synopsis

Mona Hibbard steadily advances as an American beauty queen in spite of her less than congenial temperament. Her best friend from childhood, Ruby, has the patience of a saint, which is why she's the one person who is willing to help Mona pursue her ambition. Ruby even helps her to hide the secret tha

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Destination Films
Distribution Company
ALLIANCE ATLANTIS COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (PARENT)/DESTINATION/DESTINATION FILMS (COLUMBIA TRISTAR HOME; Alliance Films; SND-Groupe M6; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m

Synopsis

Mona Hibbard steadily advances as an American beauty queen in spite of her less than congenial temperament. Her best friend from childhood, Ruby, has the patience of a saint, which is why she's the one person who is willing to help Mona pursue her ambition. Ruby even helps her to hide the secret that would completely derail Mona's plan to capture the "Miss America Miss" title: an illegitimate daughter, Vanessa. Unwilling to give up or give in, Mona climbs her way up the pageant ladder on sheer will and hunger for victory. But as she arms herself to battle for the biggest title of her life, little Vanessa's emergence as an ally and supporter forces Mona to question her entire strategy. With the media, her co-competitors and seemingly the whole world threatening her chance at the crown, this beauty queen's greatest obstacle is that she is suddenly losing her killer instinct in favor of a maternal one.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Destination Films
Distribution Company
ALLIANCE ATLANTIS COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (PARENT)/DESTINATION/DESTINATION FILMS (COLUMBIA TRISTAR HOME; Alliance Films; SND-Groupe M6; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall September 29, 2000

Limited Release in United States September 29, 2000

Expanded Release in United States November 29, 2000

Released in United States on Video February 20, 2001

Feature directorial debut for two-time Academy Award winning actress Sally Field.

Completed shooting November 6, 1999.

Began shooting September 15, 1999.

Released in United States Fall September 29, 2000

Limited Release in United States September 29, 2000

Expanded Release in United States November 29, 2000

Released in United States on Video February 20, 2001