Friday, April 22, 2016
That is a long way of saying that if you do not like the Disney version of the Cinderella story, then you should definitely skip this one. It is for the real fans. I have a soft spot for Disney that it most likely does not deserve, so while my spouse thought this was just boring (ie. he is not a true blue fan of the original story), I enjoyed it. There is something that is compelling to me about the good hearted but poor woman marrying the man of her dreams and getting out from under her evil stepmother (who is played to perfection by the wonderful Cate Blanchett). The movie is directed by Kenneth Branagh, whose work I like.