Dalmatians? Oh no, Cruella is about so much more, and she is FABULOUS! I just left the preview and I was blown away. This is the movie that will bring America back into the theaters, it is that good.
Academy Award® winner Emma Stone (“La La Land”) stars in Disney’s “Cruella,” an all-new live-action feature film about the rebellious early days of one of cinemas most notorious – and notoriously fashionable – villains, the legendary Cruella de Vil. “Cruella,” which is set in 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, follows a young grifter named Estella, a clever and creative girl determined to make a name for herself with her designs. She befriends a pair of young thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they are able to build a life for themselves on the London streets. One day, Estella’s flair for fashion catches the eye of the Baroness von Hellman, a fashion legend who is devastatingly chic and terrifyingly haute, played by two-time Oscar® winner Emma Thompson (“Howards End,” “Sense & Sensibility”). But their relationship sets in motion a course of events and revelations that will cause Estella to embrace her wicked side and become the raucous, fashionable and revenge-bent Cruella.
I was blown away. Emma vs. Emma. Cruella vs. the Baroness. Emma Thompson was the Ice Queen and she was fantastic! Amazing! Perfection!
Emma Stone was terrific. Her character evolution was precise, and her fashion scenes gave me goosebumps. And by goosebumps, I mean little gay orgasms. Spectacular fashions in incredible settings.
The movie was gorgeous, the tension was palpable, and I was on the edge of my seat from the drama of it all! One of the best movies I have ever seen. It is a long movie, and there is a break in the tension which we all needed, and then they went right back into the high drama.
This will win every award for costume design, Jenny Beaven is a genius. The music was absolutely amazing. I will be going back to the theater with the family to see this again. And again.
Disney’s “Cruella” is directed by Craig Gillespie (“I Tonya”) from a screenplay by Dana Fox and Tony McNamara, story by Aline Brosh McKenna and Kelly Marcel & Steve Zissis. It was produced by Andrew Gunn (“Freaky Friday”), Marc Platt (“Mary Poppins Returns”) and Kristin Burr (“Christopher Robin”), with Emma Stone, Michelle Wright, Jared LeBoff and Glenn Close serving as executive producers. Two-time Oscar®- winning costume designer Jenny Beavan (“Mad Max: Fury Road,” “A Room with a View”) creates the dazzling and imaginative costumes, which take on a life of their own.