I agree with Godlock & martins 1230 in that this movie is not Christian one but tries to make it have a Christian sounding message. This movie is a mormon movie made in Utah. It should NOT be allowed to have on its title " A Christian romance". This is deceitful. Also the movie had ~ 15 disconnects that were unrealistic. It was also very predictable. The acting was not bad. The beginning was over the top where they portrayed the beast as terrible. He was not developed slowly & thus not believable. Twice in the movie they stated "God wants me to be happy". Both my husband & I stopped the movie & discussed this misconception. God wants us to be joyous regardless of your circumstances. Not easy to achieve but worth striving for.
My concern is that this company is a Mormon company that changed its title from A Mormon Romance to a Christian Romance. They even changed the names of the actors. I just caution people to recognize that even though it is a nice story and a nice movie. It is not Christian. If you freeze frame the scene where Belle looks like she is reading the Bible and then Eric throws it in the pool, look closely. It says the book of Neph or Joseph. It is not a book in the Bible. This is a nice movie, with a nice Christian sounding message, but the company is not Christian and it was originally called a Mormon Romance.
I recently viewed this movie and was initially quite pleased as it was family friendly. The ending left me puzzled as the actors kept alluding to the idea that "God wants me to be happy"... our happiness is not promised anywhere in scripture, only that the joy of the Lord is our strength. --I followed up to see if I could find more titles that were generally wholesome and family-friendly. What I have found so far is that this film is referred to as a "Latter-Day production", and was filmed in Utah. I'm not all-together certain, but I believe this may be a production affiliated with the Mormon faith. It is misleading as the title explicitly states "A Christian Romance". No outright Mormon faith is found in the film itself (that I can recollect), but I was not pleased with the aforementioned statement of "God wants us to be happy." This statement is not consistent with scripture nor the underlying promise of eternal life through Jesus Christ.