I went to see the brand new Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella at the beautiful Bulgari Hotel in Knightsbridge last night. I watched the good old classic the night before that with the children and I couldn’t imagine anything coming close. I din’t know much about the new release before watching it, but I could not have enjoyed it more. It started with the trailers showing the short Frozen Fever, with all the loveable Frozen characters, and my favourite, Olaf.
Lily James was utterly beautiful and the perfect Cinderella in every way. The casting was totally spot on; Cate Blanchett was a fierce Stepmother, with along with her two hateful daughters, the ugly sisters. Prince Charming with his dazzling white teeth was easy to fall in love with, but the person who stole the show for me had to be Helen Bonham Carter, who played the Fairy Godmother. She was totally perfect in every way.
I went with my sister-in-law and my eleven year old niece, and we all thoroughly enjoyed it, and I can’t wait to see it again.