-Director: Kenneth Branagh
-Screenplay writer: Christ Weitz
-Stars: Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden
Plot Summary: "Kenneth Branagh directs Disney's 2015, live-action take on the classic fairy tale Cinderella, which stars Lily James as the put-upon young women forced to endure a life of labor at the hands of her stepmother (Cate Blanchett) after her father dies unexpectedly. Forced to do every menial chore imaginable, Ella maintains her good spirits and eventually strikes up a friendship with a stranger in the woods who turns out to be the prince. When the royal court holds a gala ball, Cinderella wants nothing more to attend, and although her stepmother won't allow it, she gets help from a surprising source." - Written by Perry Seibert
My Thoughts: This version of the beloved classic was wonderfully retold and well interpreted. The movie stayed true to the classic story that we all know and love, with a few tweaks that help weed out the old plot holes that we all had come accustomed to. I enjoyed the movie, but would have loved to see more of a twist. Other recent retellings of the classic fairytales, like Maleficent, did a better job of reinterpreting the old tales. Despite this minor detail, the movie was well performed and produced.
Verdict: Check it out in the cheap theater or rent it later.