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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.

Director:

Kenneth Branagh

Writers:

Chris Weitz (screenplay by), Charles Perrault (story)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 35 nominations. See more awards »

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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 Jana Pérez ... Princess Chelina of Zaragosa (as Jana Perez)
Alex Macqueen ... Royal Crier
Tom Edden 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.

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$201,151,353

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$543,514,353
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Kenneth Branagh believes the essence of Cinderella as a character can be seen as she enters the ball. "She lit up from within. She didn't trade one personality at the door; she brought her real self into this real place and found a way to be at ease." See more »

Goofs

When Lady Tremaine sends Cinderella to the attic for the first time, the entrance to the long staircase is past the living room on the ground floor. When Cinderella exits the attic at the end of the film to meet the Prince downstairs, she descends the grand staircase from the second floor into the foyer. Unless there was another exit from the attic stairs to the second floor, she would have entered on the ground floor. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Fairy Godmother: [narrating] And so Kit and Ella were married. And I can tell you, as her fairy godmother, that they were counted to be the fairest and kindest rulers the kingdom had known. And Ella continued to see the world not as it is, but as it could be, if only you believe in courage, and kindness, and occasionally, just a little bit... of magic.
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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 »


Soundtracks

Lavender's Blue
Traditional
Sung by Hayley Atwell (uncredited), Eloise Webb (uncredited), and later by Lily James (uncredited)
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User Reviews

 
Courage and Kindness
26 February 2015 | by austin-139-265115See all my reviews

Magical to say the least! Cinderella was truly magnificent. Like the beloved fairytale, Cinderella (Lily James) is a servant girl to her two ugly step sisters (Sophie McShera and Holiday Granger) and her cruel and unspeakably vile step mother (Cate Blanchett). However, when the king (Derek Jacobi) hosts a royal ball in order to find a suitable wife for his son (Richard Madden), who should appear but that servant girl dressed in a dazzling gown and glass slippers that were given to her by her very own fairy godmother (Helena Bonham Carter)? From the romance to the slightly altered plot, this movie was spectacular! The screenplay, although based off an old fairytale, still managed to be original and entertaining. The characters were wonderfully developed and the actors were able to play off of each other so well. As for Cinderella and Prince Charming, the romance could not be more believable. You could practically see sparks flying around the whole theater as they meet for the first time. The costumes were gorgeous and the music, beautiful. Everyone who worked on this film did an amazing job. This movie provides all the feelings of young love through a heart wrenching, romantic, and inspiring story of a dirty servant girl and one true Prince Charming. I give this movie 8/10 glass slippers!


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