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.

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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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Trivia

This version of the movie shares several similarities with the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical of the same name, which was televised as Cinderella (1957). They include the plot of the advisor working with Lady Tremaine, the fairy godmother's use of the phrase "fiddle faddle", and Cinderella's decision to forgive her stepmother. 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

Ella's Mother: I have to tell you a secret that will see you through all the trials that life can offer. Have courage and be kind.
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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

Remake of Cinderella (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

Lavender's Blue
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Sung by Hayley Atwell (uncredited), Eloise Webb (uncredited), and later by Lily James (uncredited)
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great film!
2 March 2017 | by snpereraSee all my reviews

Love this film! no it is not like the original but it is great in it's own way! The prince is more developed as a character, the step-mother is still great, and Cinderella is great too. I think this Cinderella is more quiet and with that a quiet beauty and strength comes through her and it really shines. I love this movie and I will always love to watch this one and the original one.


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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:

$542,358,331
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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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