My reason for watching the new version of Cinderella had very little to do with the romance. I watched the movie because of the cast, particularly one of my favourites, super Australian Actress, Cate Blanchett.
The well edited trailer with the perfect musical score also helped, but ultimately, I was most excited to see how Director Kenneth Branagh handled cinderella’s battle with her evil step mother and horrid step sisters.
The film is beautiful thanks to Branagh and his well chosen cast which includes Lily James in the title role, Helena Bonham as the Fairy Godmother and Richard Madden portraying Prince Charming.
Besides having good dialogue and being quite the visual spectacle, the movie had me reflecting on my own experience of courage and the gift of kindness, especially when it comes from the most unexpected place.
Watch to see a rightful win and of course there is the fairytale romance.
Set in Sudan and the united states, Director Philippe Falardeau’s The Good Lie follows the journey of Sudanese refugees given the chance to resettle in America, away from civil war in their home country.
Carrie, a feisty, strong and fiercely independent employment agency counsellor, played by Reese Witherspoon is one of the first people they meet when they arrive in the US, and you’ll be glad they did.
This is a beautiful, dramatic and humorous tale about friendship, survival, sacrifice, and family. There’s a chance that The Good Lie will have you reflecting upon the true value of unexpected kindness from perfect strangers.
For those yet to see The Good Lie, I’m excited for you to find out how the title is touched upon in the telling of this beautiful story. the two songs at the end are sublime!
Not words that would ordinarily come out of my mouth, but I have been hankering for a Cinderella remake.
With Cate Blanchett as the evil stepmother, is there a a better way to do it? I can hear everyone’s resounding no all at at once.
Cinderella is one of the best fairy tales. Not because of the famous romance, but rather the story of triumph over the unkind and cruel. Particularly doing so without sacrificing one’s character and principles.
I’ve watched the trailer a very high number of times and the great music is a huge part of the reason: