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With: Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Madden, Helena Bonham Carter, Nonso Anozie, Stellan Skarsgard, Sophie McShera, Holliday Grainger, Derek Jacobi, Ben Chaplin, Hayley Atwell, Rob Brydon, Jana Perez, Alex MacQueen, Tom Edden, Gareth Mason, Paul Hunter, Eloise Webb
Written by: Chris Weitz
Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
MPAA Rating: PG for mild thematic elements
Running Time: 105
Date: 03/13/2015

Cinderella (2015)

3 Stars (out of 4)

Win One for the Slipper

By Jeffrey M. Anderson

Kenneth Branagh directed this update of Disney's Cinderella with plenty of colorful delight, some moments of hamminess, and plenty of computer-generated effects. Lily James plays the perfectly pretty title character, and Richard Madden is her prince, but Cate Blanchett is top-billed as the evil stepmother, given a bit of a backstory and really drizzling on the hammy, evil goodness. Ben Chaplin and Hayley Atwell play Cinderella's birth parents, and, for once, you can forgive her father for taking his miserable second wife. Cinderella received an Oscar nomination for Sandy Powell's costume design.

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