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Lily James in Cinderella

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Sometimes, you have to do it straight. Sometimes you need to resist the temptation to change a classic. Cinderella, one of the most indelible of Western fairy tales, has been re-interpreted countless times since it first appeared in print in the 17th century, but mostly the story stays true to its origins: a wealthy girl is turned into a servant by a horrible stepmother and a fairy godmother helps the girl win the heart and hand of a charming prince. With Disney’s massively budgeted live action version of Cinderella, they didn’t stray more than a few inches from the source material. And the result is an instant classic, a gorgeous spectacle. Lily James is perfectly cast as a perfectly wholesome Ella who goes from rich daughter to chambermaid to the mysterious love of Prince Charming (Richard Madden).

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