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Movie Review: Cinderella

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The story of “Cinderella” follows the fortunes of young Ella whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Ella welcomes her new stepmother Lady Tremaine and her daughters Anastasia and Drizella into the family home. But when Ella’s father suddenly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, and spitefully renamed Cinderella, Ella could easily begin to lose hope. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella is determined to honor her mother’s dying words and to “have courage and be kind.” She will not give in to despair nor despise those who abuse her. And then there is the dashing stranger she meets in the woods. Unaware that he is really a prince, not merely an employee at the palace, Ella finally feels she has met a kindred soul. It appears as if her fortunes may be about to change when the palace sends out an open invitation for all maidens to attend a ball, raising Ella’s hopes of once again encountering the charming “Kit.” Alas, her stepmother forbids her to attend. But as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand as a kindly beggar woman steps forward and, armed with a pumpkin and a few mice, changes Cinderella’s life forever.

Release Date: 13 March 2015

Genre: Family, Drama

Rating: PG

Runtime: 112 min

Director: Kenneth Branagh

Cast:

Lily James – Cinderella

Richard Madden – Prince “Kit” Charming

Ben Chaplin as Cinderella’s Father

Hayley Atwell- Cinderella’s Mother

Cate Blanchett- Lady Tremaine

Holliday Grainger- Anastasia

Sophie McShera – Drizella

Stellan Skarsgård -Grand Duke

Helena Bonham-Carter -Fairy Godmother

Nonso Anozie -Captain

Derek Jacobi -The King

My review:

Cinderella is no longer the damsel in distress I used to think she was. I was intrigued by the trailer for this movie, so I decided to take a chance. Cinderella has never been my favorite Disney Princess, but after seeing this film she has definitely earned a spot on my list. This movie was amazing and better than I hope it would be. The props were so detailed. The film gave more back story on her family and I loved that. The transformation scene was incredible the animals were particularly incredible. Don’t just take my word on how magical this film is; go see it for yourselves! Also, when you go see this movie, keep an eye out for several Disney princesses that appear during the ball scenes. It’s a real treat! You don’t want to miss this movie.

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