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Cinderella

PG| 1 hr. 45 min.

Plot Summary

The story of "Cinderella" follows the fortunes of young Ella whose merchant father remarries following the tragic death of her mother. Keen to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother Lady Tremaine and her daughters Anastasia and Drizella into the family home. But, when Ella's father suddenly and unexpectedly 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 since she used to work in the cinders, 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 and callously rips apart her dress. 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.

Cast: Cate Blanchett , Lily James , Richard Madden , Helena Bonham-Carter , Nonso Anozie , Stellan Skarsgård , Sophie McShera , Holliday Grainger

Director: Kenneth Branagh

Genres: Fantasy, Romance

Distributor: Walt Disney

Cinderella (2015)

Release Date: March 13th, 2015|1 hr. 45 min.

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  • April 11, 2015 Stevie Diffy
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    I am an adult so...forgive me. But it really did not rock my world. I left unimpressed.

  • April 06, 2015 jeffreyclaiborne
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    For this Genre... for the storybook fairytale that it is... GO, Relax and Let Kenneth Branagh sweep you away to this romantic fantasy destination. Well done!! Cate Blanchard & Lily James are dazzling and perfect for the parts and characters they play. I Love To See A Plan Come Together And Mr. Branagh, Thank you for your artistry and hard work!!

  • March 28, 2015 prakash
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    Love the colorful style. It's nice to see a fairly tale that hasn't been remade as a darker version.

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Jonny Black on March 13, 2015

Lily James is already the belle of the ball. The British actress has stepped into glass slippers for Disney's "Cinderella," playing the charming title character who wins the heart of a prince. Bu...

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Lily James on 'Cinderella,' 'Zombies,' and Those Swarovski Slippers (EXCLUSIVE)

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Drew Taylor on March 9, 2015

Disney's "Cinderella," opening this week, is a sumptuous period fantasy, full of dazzling costumes, eye-popping sets, and at one genuinely revelatory performance in the form of Lily James, who plays t...

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