Beautiful Girl (film)

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Beautiful Girl
Written byJane Read Martin
Abdi Nazemian
Micah Schraft
Directed byDouglas Barr
StarringMarissa Jaret Winokur
Mark Consuelos
Fran Drescher
Music byEric Allaman
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Producer(s)Mark Winemaker
Running time80 minutes
DistributorABC Family
Original release
  • October 19, 2003 (2003-10-19)

Beautiful Girl is a 2003 television movie starring Marissa Jaret Winokur. The film was directed by Douglas Barr for the ABC Family network.


Marissa Jaret Winokur plays Becca Wasserman, a young woman recently engaged to a young man, Adam Lopez (Mark Consuelos). Hoping to improve their modest honeymoon plans, Becca seeks the vacation prize offered in a local beauty pageant. Charming and buoyant, Becca enters herself confidently, over the objections of her embarrassed mother (Fran Drescher) who believes that her daughter's plus-size form will be ridiculed. Becca rejects the criticism and becomes determined to win.[1][2]

Overcoming all expectations, Becca becomes Miss Squirrel Hill. The flush of success drives her to compete in other, larger pageants in the city, and she announces ambitious plans for the future. Her fiancé is supportive at first, but he becomes quickly dismayed by her aggressive efforts to win. As Becca struggles to advance in the pageant circuit, she appears to change for the worse in many ways, before finally recapturing her original good nature and joie de vivre.[1][2]



The film is set in Pittsburgh but was filmed in Toronto.[2]


  1. ^ a b Stanley, Alessandra (October 18, 2003). "Aging Swan, Young Duck And, Oh, Hello, Mr. Chips". The New York Times. Retrieved March 11, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Owen, Rob (October 16, 2003). "Tuned In: 'Beautiful Girl' is set in a beautiful city". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved March 11, 2014.

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