Such silky bitchiness. Such delicious comic timing. Let's face it. Disney's new live-action CINDERELLA is mainly for the little ones. But the Cate Blanchett performance as the StepMommie Dearest who makes Ella's life a hell of "toil and ash" makes the movie fun for the big ones to sit through also. And she looks fabulous in high-glam storybook fashions.
The Cinderella message to "have courage and be kind" is good for kids. The fantasy sequences with Fairy Godmother are fun and the royal ball is a visual treat. Brava to Cate Blanchett for giving this fantasy movie the lemon zest that it needed.