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Cruella (2021)

Overview

In 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, a young grifter named Estella is 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. 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.
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Jack Greenwood
June 3, 2021
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"Cruella" is a Disney Retelling Done Right

Cruella De Vil, the iconic character from the classic 1961 Disney movie (based off the 1956 book by Dodie Smith of the same name), is the latest villain to receive the origin story treatment. For Disney, the recent trend of rebooting or retelling some of their classics has been met with mixed responses, but much box office success. Everything from Alice in Wonderland and Cinderella to the more recent Dumbo and The Lion King has been dug up from the Disney vault and redone. In some of these cases, we get twists on the story, some a verbatim copy and paste (looking at you, Lion King.)   Additionally, Disney has also given some of its most popular villains origin stories. Namely, Maleficent got two solo films in which the iconic character from Sleeping Beauty was given a rewrite. Now, it is Ms. De Vil herself getting a new origin story. This isn't the first time the character has been portrayed in the flesh. Glenn Close played the character marvelously in the remake 
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In 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, a young grifter named Estella is 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. 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.

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Genre:Comedy, Crime
Directed By:Craig Gillespie
Written By:Dana Fox, Tony McNamara
In Theaters:5/28/2021
Box Office:$233,274,812
Runtime:134 minutes
Studio:Walt Disney Pictures

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