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)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    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.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

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

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (fortified wine). Gambling (cards).

  • LANGUAGE:

    Name-calling.

  • THEMES:

    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.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    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.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    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.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    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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