Cinderella – Live Action Retelling of the Classic Fairy Tale


Director: Kenneth Branagh

Screenplay By: Chris Weitz

Star Cast: Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Helena Bonham Carter, Richard Madden, Stellan Skarsgard, Holliday Grainger

Release Date: March 13th, 2015

Movie Type: Fantasy, Drama, Romance, Adventure, Family

MPAA Rating: PG

Duration: 112 Minutes

Movie Country: USA

Movie Budget: N/A

Company Credits: Walt Disney Pictures

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Adapted From: Cinderella

About the Movie: Cinderella is the story told a thousand times but this time there is something new, fresh and amazingly different about the story that will make you feel nostalgic about it. Lily James is playing the character of Ella. Ella’s father unexpectedly dies which leaves the young and beautiful at the mercy of her cruel and evil stepmother played by Cate Blanchett and stepsisters who reduce her to scullery maid. Ella is a courageous girl so she refuses to despair keeping in mind her circumstances. She met a dashing stranger played by Richard Madden, into the woods and an invitation to a palace ball gives her the hope of meeting with that stranger again. Her hope and courage breaks into pieces when her stepmother prevents her from going but the story takes the u-turn when a kindly beggar woman helps her with her magic touch for ordinary things. The story is interesting and entertaining as there is no end to the classics’ royalty.

Editor’s Comments: Directed by Kenneth Branagh this live action retelling of the classic fairy tale is enriching in its very own way. The film has a new feel to the classic story. Sandy Powell as the Costume designer in the film has done a great job in transforming the actors into the fantasy characters and giving the feel of just real personas. The everlasting tale of a servant step daughter who wins the heart of a royal prince is all set to rock the theaters on March 13th, 2015 with the Frozen Fever short film of about 7 minutes duration acting as a cherry on top of the yummy ice cream. This will act as an added plus for the audience making the fans of both, Frozen and Cinderella coming to see their favorite characters on the big screens.

Plot Keywords: Stepmother, prince, fairy tale, pumpkin, fairy godmother, royal ball, magic, Cinderella, happily ever after