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This "Beauty And The Beast" Theory Perfectly Explains THAT Plot Hole

"Ev'ry the one before."

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If you've seen the live-action Beauty and the Beast, then you probably know a) it's a pretty solid homage to the animated film, and b) it also has a few new ~twists~. Although, fair warning...

Okay, so let's talk about one of the big changes in the new film — the reveal at the end that some of the villagers are actually long lost family members of servants in the Beast's castle.


Now, according to the film, it's been MANY years since the curse was originally cast. And while we know the Beast and the servants didn't age (e.g. Chip is still a child when he turns back to human form), it seems like kind of a plot hole that the villagers appear to be as young as their cursed family members.

That is, unless, you believe this clever theory from Redditor Hainted:

"The village of Villaneuve is caught in the Enchantress' curse as well. It's stated outright that she erased the memories of the Prince, his lands, and servants from the villagers' minds, but if you pay attention she also locked the village in a time loop."

During Belle's "Little Town" song she knows everyone's daily routine perfectly and is bored by all the predictability in town because it literally is the same.


Heck, she even sings, "Ev'ry morning just the same, since the morning that we came."

Speaking of Belle and Maurice, they're exempt from the time loop because they moved into town after the curse was set.

Laurie Sparham / Disney

Which could be another reason why the villagers think they're "odd."

  1. So, what do you think? Does this theory makes sense?

    Yes, it makes so much sense!
    Nah, this is crazy talk.
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