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A live-action feature film about the rebellious early days of one of cinemas most notorious -- and notoriously fashionable -- villains, the legendary Cruella de Vil. Set in 1970s London amidst the...  View more >

Starring Emma Stone, Emma Thompson, Paul Walter Hauser...  View more >

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Aug 31, 2021
Like Maleficent before it, Cruella attempts to do a little rewriting of one of Disney's villains, in the hopes of mining a familiar character and striking gold.

I'm a little torn, but I think Cruella succeeds about as well as Maleficent did. Whereas the latter had Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning, the former has Emma Stone and Emma Thompson. Pitting the two movies against each other would result in a slight edge for Cruella, and that's largely due to the more recent movie's soundtrack.

While not integrated as tightly as Mamma Mia, the soundtrack here works wonderfully with the costume designs of the titular character as she exacts her revenge on the woman she sees as the bane of her existence. In Mamma Mia, the plot wove itself around the songs, and here, the songs dutifully support the actions of the characters. Both are very effective ways of doing things, but it's that successful blend which makes Cruella more enjoyable than it might otherwise be.

Emma Stone is good, but Emma Thompson is no slouch. The supporting cast helps quite a bit, especially the shopkeeper Artie, played perfectly by John McCrea. Stone seems to do best when playing off another person, and this movie supports that opinion.

Is this a kids movie? That's a hard sale to make. The PG-13 rating hits a little high in the age category, but any kid over the age of 10 is likely going to enjoy it for one reason or another. Will adults enjoy it? I think so, but it definitely helps if you like the playlist.

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