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Beautician and the Beast (Paramount, 1997)

If you were a fan of Fran Drescher’s sitcom, The Nanny, her 1997 movie, The Beautician and the Beast seemed to be a big screen version of it. The Beautician and the Beast follows the misadventures of a New York City beautician who is mistakenly hired as a
school teacher for the children of the president of a small Eastern European country, Slovetzia (a fictional country). The president, Boris Pochenko is played by Timothy Dalton.

Despite the negative reviews and Drescher’s Razzie Award nomination for Worst Actress, The Beautician and the Beast made Paramount some money. Produced for just under $11.5 million, the comedy brought in $16 million.

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