Gaston seems to have it all - he’s strong and handsome, with a wonderful baritone singing voice that attracts a throng of hopeful female admirers everywhere he goes. He’s the village’s best hunter and the most popular guy around. But lately, he’s beginning to realize there’s something missing in his life - a family.
Enter Belle, the village’s haughty intellectual and the only girl in a hundred miles seemingly impervious to Gaston’s charm. His sure-footed confidence comes off as bumbling oafishness to her, and her uncommonly high education intimidates him. The two couldn’t be more incompatible, but there’s a spark to their banter that neither can deny.
But now, Belle’s been kidnapped by a hideous beast, who intends to keep her locked away in a secret castle deep in the forbidden woods until her spirit breaks and she agrees to marry him. It’s up to Gaston, the greatest hunter in France, to track the beast back to his hidden fortress and rescue Belle before it’s too late. In a race against time and evil, sometimes street smarts are better than book smarts.
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Belle always wanted a gentleman. What she got instead was a hero.