Cinderella [Movie Review]

Cinderella [Movie Review] | Since I learnt that Billy Porter is playing Godmother in this one, I just couldn't wait to watch this Cinderella!

So different and very modern!

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SYNOPSIS

Cinderella (2021) Trivia

  • Starring: Camila Cabello, Idina Menzel, Minnie Driver, Nicholas Galitzine, Billy Porter, Pierce Brosnan
  • Directed by: Kay Cannon
  • Produced by: James Corden, Leo Pearlman, Jonathan Kadin, Shannon McIntosh
  • Production companies: Sony Pictures, Fulwell 73
  • Distributed by: Amazon Studios
  • Release date: Sptember 3, 2021
  • Running time: 113 minutes
  • Rating: PG (for suggestive material and language)
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • Tomatometer: 42%
  • Metascore: 43%
  • IMDb: 4.2/ 10
  • The costume Camila wears in the beginning is the same one Lily James wore in Cinderella 2015, only the colour is different.
  • This is the first Camila's movie. 
  • The first Cinderella story where the Fairy is non-binary. 
  • Columbia's Pictures' first Amazon Studios exclusive film. 

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Just like the usual Cinderella story, the story starts in a village in a peaceful kingdom. Ella is living with her stepmother, Vivian and her stepsisters, Malvolia and Narissa. The sisters call her Cinderella as there will always be a hint of cinder on her face, after she cleaned the whole house and served them 

Ella has been dreaming of opening up her own shop 'Dresses by Ella' where she will sell her garments, but during that era, women are only expected to stay at home, get married and man the household, no more. 

Prince Robert catches the sight of Ella during the guard-changing ceremony and decides to look for her at the market. Ella was there trying to sell her dress, to which the whole marketplace laughs at the idea of a businesswoman. Prince Robert, who dresses as a commoner, buys the dress from Ella and invites her to a ball where he'll introduce her to rich people to sell her dresses to. 

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The Vivian's household is excited that the Prince will be choosing his bride during the ball. The fact is, Prince Robert is forced by his father to get married and expand the kingdom. Prince Robert is not about ruling the kingdom, but his sister, Princess Gwen is. Their father insists on Robert ruling the kingdom, and their mother, the Queen, is actually against the idea but finds her voice is not being heard at all. 

As the household dressing up for the ball, so is Ella. When she shows Vivian her dress, Vivian throws ink on her dress and tells her that only her stepsisters can attend as eligible candidates and Ella is no longer eligible as she is promised to Thomas, the vegetable merchant. 

The sad Ella cries when the girls left. Her Fairy Godmother magically appears and helps her with her dresses and transportation to bring her to the palace. But she has to be back before the clock trikes midnight. 

Ella was having the time of her life at the ball. She meets a visiting Queen who likes her dress and offers to take her around the world as her dressmaker. Then she discovers that Robert is actually the Prince that is looking for a bride. They talked and got to know each other a little better. Princess Gwen wears the dress that Prince Robert bought at the market. When Robert proposes to Ella, she refuses as she needs to focus on her career.

Cinderella, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance, Movie Review by Rawlins, Rawlins GLAM, Rawlins Lifestyle
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The clock strikes midnight, Ella runs from the Prince and the guards that was after her. She throws one of her glass heels towards the guards to stop them from pursuing her and she jumps into her magical carriage. Halfway home, the magic wears off and Ella picks up and returns home. 

We all know the rest of the story. The King instructs the guards to look for the owner of the glass heels. Every maiden in the kingdom tries. 

The twist in this one, Vivian knows that Ella is the maiden that the palace is looking for. She tells Ella to come forward with her truth and marry the prince. Ella refuses as she wants to pursue her career. 

The angry Vivian grabs and rides to see Thomas to give Ella to Thomas' hands. 

So, will Ella be married to Thomas, instead to the Prince?

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MY REVIEW

Plot: 4.5/ 5.0 The early part of the movie is similar to any Cinderella stories. The plot changes when the Godmother appears and Ella is not the same damsel in distress as in any other Cinderella stories. 

Is there a happy ever after? There is but nothing like what we have always heard/ read before.  

I love the songs in the movie - the arrangement and the dance were magnificent. 

Cast: 4.3/ 5.0 It's a musical so most are singing and dancing. 

Could a totally different cast brings a greater performance? Ye, probably. But this one delivers too. 

Will I Watch It Again: Yes, I would.

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10 Comments

  1. Ohhh musical movie. Macam menarik. Sasa betul fairy godfather Cinderella tu. Hehehe. Barisan pelakon bukan biashe biashe. Nanti nak tengok lah. Tq share Rawlins.

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  2. Initially I was like...another cinderella? But you said the plot changed once fairy god mother appears right? Hmm...so it completely different from the other versions huh. OK. Wish I could hook up with Amazon subscription to watch this.

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  3. This movie is definitely on my street. And Insya-Allah I will watch it soon. I love fairytale retelling. Camila Cabello looks pretty in this movie. Thank you for your review.

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  4. waupun dah bole predict jalan cerita...tapi tetap x sama terutama skrg ni cinderella tu mcm dah ada cita2 hehehehehe

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  5. Alaaa nak tengok juga walau kalau kata Cinderella je mesti tau citenya macam mana, hero dia encemmm hahahaha

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  6. Oh my Cinderella! Lama x tengok musical filem and all those actor mesti best cite ni..

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  7. belum layan lagi cerita ni.nanti nak layan la. macam best je cerita dia

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  8. filem ni nampak interesting. but once i saw james corden on the list, hmm.. lol.

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  9. Kalau cite tentang Cinderella tentu ingat jln cite sama, apa2 pengarah pandai tkr2 jln cite bg menarik lg

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  10. Oh my! I can't wait to watch this, Cinderella is my childhood fairy tale.

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