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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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$95,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$67,877,361, 15 March 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$201,151,353

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$543,514,353
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While doing press for the film, 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 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 »

Quotes

Cinderella: [while she and Kit are dancing at the ball] They're all looking at you.
Prince Charming: Believe me - they're all looking at you.
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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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Version of Cinderella (1914) See more »

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Oh, Sing Sweet Nightingale
Written by Al Hoffman, Jerry Livingston, and Mack David
Performed by Lily James (uncredited)
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Stepmother portrayed with modern depth
4 February 2017 | by See all my reviews

Although this is about the stepmother, I want to first say that I found all the characters well portrayed and supported by an excellent script, cinematography, and of course a great director. I scanned some of the user reviews and for all those giving a very low rating it seems to me that they missed the essence of Cinderella - it is not supposed to be an action nor hard/boiled tale that apparently even some children want today and should not become such.

I particularly appreciated the stepmother's portrayal because it included clear justification for her anger and bitterness. Not to say given that justification she was correct to have done what she did. But a worthy lesson for us and particularly for children.

The specific scene I am referring to is when she overhears her husband telling his daughter how much he misses her mother, i.e., where is the love and support she desires - a more modern understanding of the difficulty of joining an existing family. This and other related scenes gives the stepmother a depth that makes her more real in place of the one-dimensional cartoon version - but what a joy that version was for me many years ago.


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