First, the good news: star Fran Drescher does not appear on the soundtrack to her 1997 comedy flop The Beautician and the Beast, sparing the world any further damage wrought by her insufferably grating voice. Now, the bad news: Cliff Eidelman's score is as dull as they come, embracing elements of Russian classical music in a half-hearted attempt to lend a sense of dignity and sophistication to a series of brief, scattershot themes that add up to a whole lot of nothing. To his credit, Eideman avoids the sweetness and sentimentality that capsize so many comedic scores, but his melodies are nevertheless leaden and unfocused, with none of the effervescence the genre demands.
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AllMusic Review by Jason Ankeny