THE LEGEND YOU KNOW. THE STORY YOU DON’T.
Ella (Camila Cabello), who’s dreaming of having her own fashion shop, suddenly meets Prince Robert (Nicholas Galitzine), disguised as a commoner; later, she’s invited to a royal ball. Another retelling of the old fairy tale, this time as a musical comedy with modern sensibilities. Much of the song score depends on hits from the last few decades (including ”Material Girl”), but there’s also a few new tunes. Bland stuff, but Cabello is an appealing Cinderella who knows how to carry a tune, and Billy Porter a lively choice as Fabulous Godmother.
2021-U.S. VOD. 113 min. Color. Widescreen. Written and directed by Kay Cannon. Cast: Camila Cabello (Ella), Idina Menzel (Vivian), Nicholas Galitzine (Robert), Minnie Driver, Billy Porter, Pierce Brosnan… James Corden.
Trivia: Co-produced by Corden.