Growing up I will tell you that my all time favourite Disney movie has always been Cinderella. I used to always imagine what it would be like to be just like her and find a prince and become a princess, I mean what little girl doesn’t? I have watched it so many times, I can’t even recall the number. As Disney brought out each additional Cinderella tale, I watched each one over and over with my children. It is most definitely a family favourite that we indulge in at least a few times a year. Can you imagine my delight and excitement when I found out about the new live-action Cinderella film! I could not contain my excitement nor could I wait for the chance to see my favourite animated tale come to life with the likes of Lily James, Cate Blanchett and Helena Bonham Carter.
The story of “Cinderella” follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new Stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella (Sophie McShera) into the family home. But, when Ella’s father unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family.
Soon, she is forced to become their servant, disrespected, covered in ashes and spitefully renamed Cinderella. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella will not give in to despair nor despise those who mistreat her, and she continues to remain positive, determined to honour her mother’s dying words and to “have courage and be kind.”
When Ella meets a dashing stranger in the woods, unaware that he is really the Prince (Richard Madden) and not merely Kit, an apprentice at the palace, she believes she has finally found a kindred soul. It appears her fortunes may be about to change when the King (Derek Jacobi) summons all maidens in the kingdom to attend a royal ball at the palace, raising Ella’s hopes of once again encountering the charming Kit. Alas, her Stepmother forbids her to attend and callously destroys her dress.
Meanwhile, the calculating Grand Duke (Stellan Skarsgård) devises a plan to thwart the Prince’s hopes of reuniting with Ella and enlists the support of the devious Stepmother. But, as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand. Soon, a kindly beggar woman (Helena Bonham Carter) steps forward and, armed with a pumpkin, a few mice and a magic wand, changes Cinderella’s life forever.
Share your #CinderellaMoment with me for your chance to see this movie before it hits theatres on March 13th. One lucky winner will win a double pass (2 tickets) to the advanced screending on March 11 at ScotiaBank Theatre in Toronto at 7:30 p.m.
Please note that these tickets are only for this venue at this time and would be best suited for anyone living in the GTA as transportation is NOT provided and includes tickets ONLY.
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