Cinderella (U)

Directed by Kenneth Brannagh
Starring Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter

Straightforward and slightly disappointingly dull retelling of the well known fairy tale that looks lovely, has nice performances but offers little of note. Lily James is fairly downtrodden, Cate Blanchett and Helena Bonham Carter are the most fun as the evil step mother and the fairy godmother. Like last year's Maleficent, this is pretty to look at, but where Maleficent had Angelina Jolie's charisma and some nice revisionist touches, Cinderella is very straightforward and unambitious.
Good cast, nice entertainment but very forgettable.

March 2015

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