Cinderella is a 2021 romantic musical film based on the fairy tale of the same name by Charles Perrault. Written and directed by Kay Cannon, it stars singer Camila Cabello as the title character in her acting debut, alongside Idina Menzel, Minnie Driver, Nicholas Galitzine, Billy Porter, and Pierce Brosnan. It is a jukebox musical, featuring pop and rock hits, in addition to several original songs.
Development on the film began in April 2019, when Sony Pictures announced a musical-style film of Cinderella, with Cannon writing and directing. The film was produced by James Corden, through Fulwell 73 with Leo Pearlman, Jonathan Kadin, and Shannon McIntosh. Principal photography began in February 2020 at Pinewood Studios, and was suspended in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Production resumed in August 2020 and concluded in September 2020.
Cinderella was released in select theaters and digitally on Amazon Prime Video on September 3, 2021. The film received mixed reviews from critics.
Cinderella 2021 Movie Plot
Cinderella is an ambitious young woman who wants to establish her shop “Dresses by Ella” one day in her patriarchal society. She catches the eye of Prince Robert in the guard-changing ceremony. The next day, the Prince, dressed as a commoner, goes to the market, where he finds Ella trying to sell her dress, and buys it from her. He later invites her to the ball being held two weeks later, with the promise of introducing her to various people from the world to sell her dresses to.
When the day arrives, Ella is getting ready when her stepmother, Vivian throws ink on her dress and tells her that only her stepsisters, Malvolia and Narissa, can attend, since Thomas the vegetable merchant has already confirmed his desire for Ella’s hand. Ella is sad, but her Fabulous Godmother magically appears and dresses her in a design of Ella’s, with glass shoes, and turns mice into footmen and a crate into a carriage. Ella goes to the ball and meets a visiting queen, who offers to take her around the world as a dressmaker for her and asks to meet her the next day in the market square. Later the Prince finds Ella, shows his sister wearing the gown he bought from Ella previously and proposes to Ella. Ella refuses, however, as she wants to start her career. At the stroke of midnight, she leaves the hall after throwing her shoe at one of the King’s attendants, who tries to catch her.
The next day, Vivian, knowing the truth that her stepdaughter is the mystery princess, tries to convince Ella to marry the Prince. When Ella refuses, Vivian gives her to Thomas. The Prince’s mother, Queen Beatrice, helps his father, King Rowan, understand that it will be right to let the Prince marry a commoner. The Prince keeps searching for Ella and finds her running in the forest after she escapes from Thomas. They confess their love to each other as Ella and her prince kiss each other and reach the market in time to show her benefactor her designs, who accepts them and asks Ella to travel with her.
The Prince introduces Ella to the King and Queen and informs them of their decision to travel the world. The Prince knows this will ruin the plan for his future ascension to the throne, but the Queen smiles as the King proudly declare that their daughter, Princess Gwen (who has repeatedly shown an interest and ability in affairs of state), will now be first in line to the throne. Citizens of the kingdom gather to witness the ceremony announcing the Princess’ position and that the Prince and Ella are in love.