If you’re worried the 2015 adaptation of Disney’s hit 1950 film will not live up to the magical expectations of all of its devoted fans, don’t worry! This film has more sparkle than one thousand glass slippers and it’s perfect for all ages.
Cinderella is fantastic! The Kenneth Branagh directed live-action film is everything you hoped it would be and more. Lily James, 25, is amazing as Cinderella and the movie is magical with all of the things you remembered when you watched the original animated version as a child.
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From gorgeous dresses, to adorable pudgy mice, this movie does not disappoint. I actually took my four-year-old niece with me and was worried that she might get a bit scared or even worse, be bored but she was glued to the screen and so was I.
From the moment it starts, you follow the life and hardships of Cinderella and you really feel like you are there with her. The tragic death of her father, played by Ben Chaplin, to the nights she sleeps in front of the freezing fireplace, you grieve, weep and live vicariously through her for two hours.
But despite the rather depressing first 30 minutes of the movie, things take a turn when Lady Tremaine [Cate Blanchett] takes over the home with her two evil daughters, Drisella [Sophie McShera] and Anastasia [Holliday Grainger]. With their over-the-top outfits and accents you will be laughing until your belly hurts at the antics of these wickedly evil step sisters.
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The wait is well worth it when Prince Charming [Richard Madden] rides in on his gorgeous white horse. He definitely lives up to his name and the expectations anyone may have had. It’s then that you really get into the movie and you will be captivated. I don’t know if it’s the music, gorgeous costumes or the adorable chirping blue birds but you really feel like you are living in a real life fairytale!
I don’t want to spoil too much but the best part is Helena Bonham Carter‘s grand entrance as the Fairy Godmother. Watching her turn a goose into a coach driver and a pumpkin into a carriage is even more exciting in live-action than it was in the original!
The film will have you falling in love with Cinderella all over again and if you’re lucky, you’ll leave with a glass slipper on your way out.
Cinderella hits theaters March 13!
HollywoodLifers, are you going to see Cinderella?
— Chloe Melas