I remember watching the 101 Dalmations movie on VHS when I was younger, and I always found myself interested in Cruella's backstory. It seems like my wonders were given life, because the movie Cruella focuses on her origin story - featuring a range of dazzling visual effects and fun plot. It's a treat to watch with friends or family for the nostalgia!
The description of Cruella, as stated on iTunes, is:
"Emma Stone (LA LA LAND) stars in Disney’s CRUELLA, a live-action feature film about the rebellious early days of one of cinema’s most notorious – and notoriously fashionable – villains, the legendary Cruella de Vil. Set during the 1970s punk rock revolution in London, the story follows a clever and creative young grifter named Estella, who is determined to become a successful designer. After Estella befriends a pair of young thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, the three build a life for themselves on the London streets. Before long, Estella’s flair for fashion catches the eye of the Baroness von Hellman, a devastatingly chic and terrifyingly haute fashion legend, played by Emma Thompson (HOWARDS END, SENSE AND 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. 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. Spectacular 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."
The movie was so fun to watch! It has a unique daring, dark, and delightful approach to it.
If anyone is interested in checking out the movie Cruella from Marc Platt Productions / Gunn Films, click on the image up above.
- A delightful, daring, and dark movie
- Dazzling visual effects
- Unique origin story
- Great to watch with family and friends
- Very nostalgic
I had an excellent time watching this movie with some friends. I highly recommend it for those who are a fan of 101 Dalmations or Cruella.