The illegitimate, mixed-race daughter (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) of a British admiral plays an important role in the campaign to abolish slavery in England.
Release Date: May 02, 2014
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Writer Misan Sagay, director Amma Asante, and actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw have created a film of exceptional understanding, honoring the life of the real-life woman who inspired the story with intelligence, sensitivity, and insight that illuminate her time and our own... <a href="http://www.beliefnet.com/columnists/moviemom/2014/05/belle.html" class="external" target="blank">See Full Review</a>May 8th, 2014 · Details
BELLE is a very fine period piece that will keep viewers entertained throughout. BELLE is a wonderful movie that has both romance and historical importance. Extremely well produced, the story and movie is right up there with the works of Jane Austin. Belle has beautiful costuming and set design. The acting is excellent, especially from Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who plays the lead character, Dido. Best of all, BELLE has a strong Christian, moral, inspiring worldview. Viewers will cry and be enthralled with the story of BELLE... <a href="http://www.movieguide.org/reviews/belle.html" class="external" target="blank">See Full Review</a>
A handsome period piece with hints of Jane Austen and the polish of Downton Abbey, Belle is more than just a sumptuous romance... <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2014/05/01/belle-movie-review/8314285/" class="external" target="blank">See Full Review</a>
Beautifully cast, touchingly played and handsomely mounted, “Belle” is as close to perfect as any costumed romance has a right to be. This is a story Austen herself would have been proud to claim as one of her own, if polite young ladies ever talked of such things in polite company. And in its heartbreaking young star, the movies have a glorious new feminine ideal, as bedroom-eyed heart breaker or wide-eyed innocent, and an English Rose for the new millennium... <a href="http://rogersmovienation.com/2014/04/29/15774/" class="external" target="blank">See Full Review</a>April 30th, 2014 · Details