Running Time (minutes): 105
Description: A girl named Ella (Cinderella) has the purest heart living in a cruel world filled with evil stepsisters and an evil stepmother out to ruin Ella’s life. Ella comes one with her pure heart when she meets the prince and dances her way to a better life with glass shoes, and a little help from her fairy godmother, of course.
Stars: Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden
Genres: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Felt like an idiot watching it (age issues, you know) but nothing beats Patrick Doyle’s gorgeous score in glorious 5.1 surround sound: magic it was.
Everything dramatically slows down after the ball, which was rather rushed, but at least my mind is empty now and that was all I was expecting. Helena Bonham Carter exceded my expetations as well: something in her voice doesn’t agree with me, I had preferred Julie Walters to be the fairy godmother and I just keep thinking of Bellatrix every time I hear her. Lily James is too bland and her ‘I forgive you’ to the stepmother is laughable and unconvincing. Stellan Skarsgård was as good as always and Holliday Grainger is one nasty piece of work (that’s a compliment).