Movie Review: Cruella


Title: Cruella

Genre: Action/ Comedy

Release Date: May 28th, 2021

My Rating: ★★★★☆

IMDB Rating: 7.4/10

Cast: Emma Stone, Emma Thompson


Summary from IMDB: 

Estella is a young and clever grifter who's determined to make a name for herself in the fashion world. She soon meets a pair of thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they build a life for themselves on the streets of London. However, when Estella befriends fashion legend Baroness von Hellman, she embraces her wicked side to become the raucous and revenge-bent Cruella.


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A stunning and in-depth look into the background of Cruella and what made her who she is.

I really loved the complexity of this movie. As we peel back layer by layer, we find out how Cruella came to be. Her life started off simple enough, or so it seems, until the tragic death of her mother leaves Estela on the streets, orphaned and alone. Her only way to survive is to become a thief, but she never loses her dream of becoming a fashion designer.

Estella's downward spiral is somewhat her fault, as the other side of her personality comes out, the girl she calls "Cruella."

The cinematics and script are impeccably done and the story is wonderful. I felt for Cruella as she fell from grace and became the puppy napping evil villain we know so well. Even the small nuances, like the car she drives and the Dalmatians and her hatred for them are jam packed into this movie. Great for adults and kids alike.

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