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Cinderella (2015)

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When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her scheming step-sisters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger.

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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.

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Midnight is just the beginning.


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Rated PG for mild thematic elements | See all certifications »

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13 March 2015 (USA)  »

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La Cenicienta  »

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$95,000,000 (estimated)

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$67,877,361 (USA) (13 March 2015)

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$201,148,159 (USA) (11 September 2015)
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Trivia

Mark Romanek was hired as the director, but he eventually dropped out due to creative differences. See more »

Goofs

The fairy says that her enchantments lose their power after midnight. Indeed, when Cinderella runs away from the ball, all magic items (mice to horses, pumpkin to coach, mother's dress to fancy gown, lizards to servants) are changed back into their previous shape. There is no reason given why the magic shoes should remain in their enchanted state of glass. Though it could be argued that because she took off her old shoes and the glass shoes were created on her feet, they would not be transformed back like everything else. They were created, rather than transformed: such as the pumpkin being transformed into the carriage and the pink dress to the blue dress. See more »

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Cinderella: But... All the ladies in the land are invited. By order of the king.
Lady Tremaine: It is "the king" I'm thinking of. It would be an insult to the royal personage to take you to the palace dressed in these old rags.
Cinderella: [appalled] Rags? This was my mother's.
Lady Tremaine: [Tremaine inches closer to Ella] Oh... Sorry to have to tell you, but you're mother's taste was questionable. This "thing" is so old-fashioned, it's practically falling to pieces.
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Crazy Credits

After the Fairy Godmother sings "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo (The Magic Song)" in the last part of the end credits, she asks "Oh, where did everybody go?" right before the closing Disney logo appears. See more »

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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #33.76 (2016) See more »

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A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes
Written by Al Hoffman, Jerry Livingston, and Mack David
Produced by Patrick Doyle
Performed by Lily James
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I actually really enjoyed this movie.
29 March 2017 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Sure it's still got some of the dated gooey-ness of the original movie, sure Shrek's impact on savaging the Disney/fairy-tale formula can still be felt years after release, but Cinderella is a beautifully directed and cinematographed; and Kenneth Branagh did this?

Why do films like this exist in today's industry? Well franchising for one thing, and even though films like this are basically products in Disney's pipeline it CAN be well done given that the movie's got a determined director at the helm. And oddly, Branagh, the guy who directed films such as 1996's Hamlet, was just the guy to make Cinderella into a watchable film. It's pretty, has a good cast and has some nice tid-bits of humor here and there. And it's an update on the whole Disney-esque 'happily ever after' thing. Yes the story's the same but it gives some much-needed chemistry to Cinderella's and 'The Prince''s romantic charm. And... it works.

You don't need to be a girl or a gay to like this film; just see it for what it is: a harmless remake of an animation from the 1950s.


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