Lots of interesting releases for this weekend but we decided to focus on our “crush”, the excellent Cruella, which tells the early days of one of the most iconic villains of Disney!

Check out our mini-review and have a great weekend!

Cruella

WHY

After a first successful test with Maleficent to show us the origins of the most iconic villains of their universe, Disney offers us today to discover those of Cruella. The casting is really perfect with the beautiful Emma Stone (La La Land) accompanied by her “family”, Joel Fry (Yesterday) and Paul Walter Hauser (Richard Jewell), but also Emma Thompson (Love Actually) who is absolutely great in her role of villain without forgetting Mark Strong (Kingsman: The Golden Circle)! Emma plays both sides of her character’s personality, Estella and Cruella, very well. The story is really touching and has its share of surprises and revelations! It also avoids any unnecessary cliché, good feelings or romance. The relation of Emma and her family works really well and they are really funny to watch especially when their dogs are part of their robbery plans. The direction of Craig Gillespie (I, Tonya) is very pleasant and airy, especially through long continuous shots such as the one that shows us the Liberty store in London. The first appearances of Cruella are also very inventive and very well filmed, it is a real pleasure to discover them. The film is a true festival for the eyes with its countless costumes and stylish and extravagant dresses as well as the beauty of the different sets. All this is accompanied by an excellent soundtrack with a lot of cult songs! Stay tuned until the end to enjoy the sublime end credits and be sure to don’t miss the post-credits scene!

WHAT

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.

WHERE

Disney+

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