Cinderella (2015) Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Cinderella (2015)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    G: Very mild themes.

  • The pitch:

    A bit of a jolly.

  • Starring:

    Lily James, Richard Madden, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Nonso Anozie, Stellan Skarsgård, Sophie McShera, Holliday Grainger, Derek Jacobi, Ben Chaplin, Hayley Atwell, Rob Brydon

  • Directed by:

    Kenneth Branagh

  • Running time:

    105 minutes

  • Rated:

    G (Australia), U (UK), PG (USA)


    Characters are bullied, hit with objects, near-crushed, pushed, knocked over, thrown through the air, locked away, head-grabbed. A carriage with occupants almost falls off a high cliff. People collapse. Objects smashed, broken, ripped. Explosion. Hunting, fencing. Insect eaten. Arguing, yelling, lying. Scratch eyes out, cut head off, poisoning, dash brains out mentioned. Blood/gore: None.


    Kissing, flirting. Cleavage. Semi-nude statues (no genitals seen).


    Alcohol (fortified wine). Gambling (cards).




    Cinderella, orphans, romance, love, fairy godmothers, stepmothers, stepsisters, family, father-daughter relationships, father-son relationships, royalty, servitude, kindness, courage, resilience, forgiveness, grief, loss, hunting, art, palace balls, therianthropy, magic, betrothal, cruelty, weddings.


    Wedding setting. Deceased mother/wife, father/husband. Gravely ill mother, father. Deceased husband mentioned. Fireworks, full moon. Butterflies, bluebirds, chickens, geese, horses, mice, cat, goats, rabbit, stag, dog, lizards. Medical examination. Burp. Brief French language.


    Sumptuous, fearless, wonderful, confident, delicate, beautiful, bold, kid-friendly, whimsical, straight, honest, romantic, colourful, vibrant, enchanting, uplifting, intoxicating, playful, fun, captivating, graceful, witty, charming, stately, perky, pretty, sweet, harmless. Lovely chemistry between leads, Cate Blanchett makes an epic villain, lavish visuals, opulent/baroque/confectionary/dazzling production design, extraordinary costumes, swoony romantic score, affecting father-son moment, quintessentially Disney, first-rate CGI.


    Safe, calculated, square, unoriginal. A tad leisurely, some ropey CGI, some forced/pantomime humour, serviceable script.

Cinderella is preceded by short film Frozen Fever. It contains: regurgitation, drool, sneezing, nose-wiping, half-naked men in sauna, cold remedy, a character thrown through the air, elk, bee, yeti, horses, manure and themes of birthdays, parties, sisters.


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