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Cinderella (2015)

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

Director:

Kenneth Branagh

Writers:

Chris Weitz (screenplay by), Charles Perrault (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cate Blanchett ... Stepmother
Lily James ... Cinderella
Richard Madden ... Prince
Helena Bonham Carter ... Fairy Godmother
Nonso Anozie ... Captain
Stellan Skarsgård ... Grand Duke
Sophie McShera ... Drisella
Holliday Grainger ... Anastasia
Derek Jacobi ... King
Ben Chaplin ... Ella's Father
Hayley Atwell ... Ella's Mother
Rob Brydon ... Master Phineus
Jana Pérez ... Princess Chelina of Zaragosa (as Jana Perez)
Alex Macqueen ... Royal Crier
Tom Edden ... Lizard Footman
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Storyline

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 becomes 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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Midnight is just the beginning.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cinderella See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$95,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$67,877,361, 15 March 2015

Gross USA:

$201,151,353

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$542,351,353
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Datasat (uncredited)| Dolby Digital | Dolby Surround 7.1 (uncredited)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

While doing press for this movie, Cate Blanchett revealed a moment in which she didn't feel in character as Lady Tremaine. It was the ballroom scene, of which she said, "When Richard Madden and Lily James began to dance, it made me just want to weep. You just don't see that. You don't see those grand, romantic moments where you say, 'Yes!' There's a couple of beautiful, really difficult lifts. Everyone just erupted into applause, naturally, when it happened because it was so beautiful and because I think you're really, genuinely rooting for her." See more »

Goofs

The shot of Cinderella getting out of her carriage after arriving at the ball shows the carriage wheels to be metal. If the setting is set during the early part of the Victorian Era, then the wheels should have been wooden, since the metal wheel was not invented until 1870. See more »

Quotes

Cinderella: I shouldn't.
Prince Charming: You should.
Cinderella: I shouldn't!
Prince Charming: You should!
Cinderella: I will.
[She and Kit kiss]
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Crazy Credits

The MPAA rating screen at the end reads "PG-13," but the movie is actually rated "PG." See more »

Connections

Referenced in Countdown: Episode #72.56 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh, Sing Sweet Nightingale
Written by Al Hoffman, Jerry Livingston, and Mack David
Performed by Lily James (uncredited)
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User Reviews

 
I actually really enjoyed this movie.

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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