CINDERELLA (Amazon Prime Release USA 2021)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.7|5.0 Starsììì 

Cinderella—good concept, fair singing and dancing—cannot compete with the animated and more traditional Cinderella stories. Pierce Brosnan is sophisticated enough to cast for the King, but does not pull some scenes well such as his attempt to ‘make up’ to the Queen. The movie seems to want to push a point rather than entertain and in that pushing loses creativity and freshness while working into an insincere, over-the-top brashness that has no underlying support structure. It is what it is and serves as a fill-in-some-spare-time flick. 

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


The Cinderella story gets modernized with an independent Cinderella who desires career and non-reliance on the Prince’s fortune. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Kay Cannon for directing effort. Thank you to Producers James Corden, Leo Pearlman, Jonathan Kadin, and Shannon McIntosh for making the film possible. Characters/cast include: Cinderella (Camila Cabello), Vivian (Idina Menzel), Queen Beatrice (Minnie Driver), Crown Prince Robert (Nicholas Galitzine), Fabulous Godmother (Billy Porter), King Rowan (Pierce Brosnan), Mice (Voices of James Corden, James Acaster, Romesh Ranganathan), Malvolia (Maddie Baillio), Narissa (Charlotte Spencer), Thomas Cecil (Rob Beckett), Princess Gwen (Tallulah Greive), Queen Tatiana (Beverley Knight), and Town Crier (Doc Brown). 

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Maybe. It is not as well done as the classics My Fair Lady or Sound of Music. The casting doesn’t work for this movie and seems misplaced. When coupled with a storyline that does not flow and lacks heart, the film finishes with a lack of appeal due to its inability to connect to audience emotions.

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