Cinderella (2015)

Director's Club Cinema 1, SM City, BF P'que.

Short and simple:  This is the best adaptation so far(I love EVER AFTER too.  I am trying to look for the piece I wrote about it.  I hope to find it soon).  The on-screen chemistry of all the actors, most especially that of Lily James and Richard Madden, is very evident.  It's nice to relearn an old story and feel light in the end.

Lily James reminds me of a very young Jessica Lange and a little bit of Grace Kelly.  Richard Madden's appeal is like "the boy next door".  Cate Blanchett is perfect for her role.  Ben Chaplin is debonair like as Ella's dad and Stellan Skarsgård makes the Grand Duke seem vile.

"Have courage and be kind!"  - Cindrella's Mother

Kudos to the whole cast, crew and Disney! 

Trivia:  Lily James was set to be one of the wicked step-sisters, Anastasia.

From Wikipedia
Cinderella is a 2015 British romantic fantasy film directed by Kenneth Branagh, from a screenplay written by Chris Weitz. Produced by David Barron, Simon Kinberg and Allison Shearmur for Walt Disney Pictures, the story is inspired by the fairy tale Cinderella by Charles Perrault (with some references from the Brothers Grimm's version of the story). Although not a direct remake, it borrows many elements from Walt Disney's 1950 animated musical film of the same name.[5] The film stars Lily James as Ella ("Cinderella"), Cate Blanchett as Lady Tremaine (the Wicked Stepmother), Richard Madden as Prince Charming, Sophie McShera as Drizella, Holliday Grainger as Anastasia and Helena Bonham Carter as The Fairy Godmother.

Lily James and Richard Madden
© Disney



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