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9/21/15
I received a copy of Cinderella for review purposes.  All opinions are my own.



Disney's Cinderella Blu-ray


About Cinderella:

Celebrate Disney’s “Cinderella,” a modern classic that shines with beauty, imagination…and magic! Despite being mistreated by her stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and stepsisters, a spirited Ella (Lily James) resolves to take charge of her fate. Add a royal ball, a Fairy Godmother (Helena Bonham-Carter) and a glass slipper, and suddenly – magic becomes reality!

Starring Cate Blanchett as Stepmother (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”), Lily James as Cinderella (TV’s “Downton Abbey”), Richard Madden (TV’s “Game of Thrones”) as Prince, Stellan SkarsgĂ„rd (Marvel’s: “The Avengers,” “Thor”) as Grand Duke, Holliday Grainger (“Jane Eyre”) as Anastasia, Derek Jacobi (“The King’s Speech,” “Underworld: Evolution”) as King, and Helena Bonham Carter as Fairy Godmother (“Alice in Wonderland,” “The King’s Speech”), and directed by Kenneth Branagh (“Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” “Thor”), “Cinderella” debuts on Disney Blu-ray® Combo Pack, Disney Movies Anywhere, and Digital HD September 15, 2015. For more information, visit http://movies.disney.com/cinderella.




A Million Words of Kindness Campaign

In celebration of the Digital HD, Blu-ray and Disney Movies Anywhere release of Cinderella out September 15th, Disney launches the “A Million Words of Kindness” Campaign


In the film “Cinderella,” Ella is told by her mother, “Where there is kindness, there is goodness; and where there is goodness, there is magic.” 
Lily James A Million Words of Kindness

Families everywhere can create this magic themselves by submitting words of courage and kindness at www.cinderellakindness.com, using the hashtags #Cinderella and #bekind or the handle @Cinderellamovie. These kind words and their entrant’s names will then appear on the site’s interactive “Kindness Wall.


Inspired by the spirit of Cinderella to “have courage and be kind," share your words of kindness at www.cinderellakindness.com in time for World Kindness Day on Nov. 13th.




My Review:

I don't know who was more excited to watch this movie, me or my four year old daughter!   The animated version of Cinderella was one of my absolute favorites growing up, so I couldn't wait to see this film.

The cast is incredible.  I have loved just about everything I've seen Helena Bonham Carter in, and she was very funny and endearing as a fairy godmother.  And it's no secret that I love Downton Abbey, so it was great to see Lily James and Sophie McShera in this movie.  Lily James is the perfect embodiment of kind and courageous Ella!  And can you say gorgeous in those gowns?  Nearly every little girl's dream is to wear a gown and dance like that at a ball!  I loved the story line and Cate Blanchett was deliciously mean and dynamic as the step-mother.  

There wasn't anything I didn't like about this film.  And it was awesome to hear Lily James and Helena Bonham Carter sing during the credits!  You'll find yourself singing along to the classic  "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes" and "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo".   We've already added the sound track to our Christmas wish list!  {Lily James has a beautiful singing voice and you can easily recognize Helena Bonham Carter}

If you're a fan of this classic story, you won't be disappointed in this family-friendly movie.  There's a lot of humor, magic, gorgeous scenery and costumes, love/romance and a beautiful theme of kindness woven throughout.


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