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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Stepmother
... Cinderella
... Prince
... Fairy Godmother
... Captain
... Grand Duke
... Drisella
... Anastasia
... King
... Ella's Father
... Ella's Mother
... Master Phineus
... Princess Chelina of Zaragosa (as Jana Perez)
... 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 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)  »

Also Known As:

La Cenicienta  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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Trivia

Cinderella's house in the film has the same architecture, on a smaller scale, as Cinderella's castle in Walt Disney World. See more »

Goofs

When the painter falls, we see his palette on a right angle. The tin on the palette would have a paint thinner inside; however, nothing falls out of the tin when he falls. It would be impossible to use his paints without it. See more »

Quotes

Lady Tremaine: Now, here is how you will pay me, if you were to have what you desire. No one will believe you, a dirty servant girl without a family, if you lay claim to the Prince's heart. But with a respectable gentlewoman to put you forward, you will not be ignored. When you are married, you will make me the head of the royal household. Anastasia and Drizella we will pair off with wealthy lords, and I shall manage that boy.
Cinderella: But he's not a boy.
Lady Tremaine: And who are you? How would you rule a kingdom? Best to leave it...
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Crazy Credits

After the opening Disney logo fades out, night becomes day, and the Disney castle shines in the sunlight as two bluebirds fly up into the first scene of the movie. See more »

Connections

Version of Poor Cinderella (1934) 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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I actually really enjoyed this movie.
29 March 2017 | by 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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