We were able to screen Disney’s Cruella. All opinions are my own.
If you haven’t seen Disney’s Cruella yet, we are sharing 10 reasons why you need to watch it – now. The movie is not what I expected – it is better. All of my kids (ages 9-16) love it as much as I do. In fact, as soon as it was over, they were like “let’s watch it again”. We can’t wait for it to come out so we can own it. It is one we defiantly want to add to our collection. You can get it now with Disney Plus Premier Access – or watch it in theaters!
10 reasons why you need to watch Disney’s Cruella
1 – The movie is packed with humor. I am surprised at how much I laughed. Jasper and Horace were defiantly a big part of why we loved the movie.
2 – Emma Stone (Cruella) and Emma Thompson (Baroness) are fantastic together. They have a great chemistry and just pulls you into the movie.
3 – The little dogs, Wink and Buddy, play a big part in the movie and really add a whole new level of attachment and humor to the film.
4 – We get a backstory that we never knew we always wanted. Learning about how Estella becomes Cruella and her journey from a young child to a woman.
5 – There are some new players that we come to love like Artie, and Mark that end up being an important part of the storyline.
6 – Anita Darling and Roger are in the movie from beginning to end – and you will also learn how they get their dogs, Pongo and Perdita.
7 – As opposed to the cartoon (or other versions of this movie) the Dalmatian’s are the enemy (at least at first). And we see how that changes as Cruella (Estella) learns about her history.
8 – Estella (aka Cruella) is a fashion designer and that plays a big role in who she is throughout the movie.
9 – Cruella does not know how to drive and so you get a little taste of a tribute to the cartoon and her crazy driving when she gets behind the wheel in this movie and makes her best attempt.
10 – Emma Stone is simply breathtaking in this film. She is able to adapt to every different personality, and character that she becomes throughout the movie and really pulls you into the movie like you never thought possible.
Overall, Cruella is a movie that you will enjoy watching with your family over and over. It is clean (*gasp*) which I appreciated greatly. It also packs a lot into the storyline so you are never sitting there feeling like it is dragging at any point. As far as begging stories – or back stories – this is one of the best I have seen. It gets a 10/10 from me and my family.
About Disney’s Cruella
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.
Disney’s “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. Two-time Oscar®- winning 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.