Belle | May 9, 2014 | Palo Alto Weekly | Palo Alto Online |

Palo Alto Weekly

- May 9, 2014

Belle

(2 and 1/2 stars) In much the same way films based on novels often send moviegoers to bookstores, films "based on a true story" often send moviegoers to historical accounts to find out what really happened. Generally speaking, the movies always seem inadequate in comparison to their source material, but when they make enticing "previews" for actual history, they do a kind of service, especially to young audiences, and perhaps that's the best that can be said for the simplifications of "Belle."

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