Great Britain, 1960s. Estella was an unusual child, and it was especially difficult for her to put up with all kinds of injustice. Having flown out of the next school, she and her mother went to London. On the way, they stop at the mansion of a famous fashion designer named Baroness, where her mother dies as a result of a terrible accident. Having reached London, Estella meets two boys – street swindlers Jasper and Horace.
10 years later, the same company is engaged in petty theft on the streets of the British capital, but Estella cannot give up her dream of making a career in the fashion world. Cunningly settling in a fashionable department store, the girl attracts the attention of the Baroness, and she takes her to her staff of designers.
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Like many viewers around the world, I was looking forward to the release of Cruella. And now, having looked, I remain under a pleasant impression after what I saw. The film almost fully met my expectations.
I first got to know Cruella’s character when I saw Glenn Close in 101 Dalmatians. Then Cruella was already in adulthood: an eccentric woman, obsessed with fur and obsessed with kidnapping Dalmatian puppies.
Yes, Glenn Close set an incredibly high bar and it was interesting to know if Emma Stone can keep that bar. And Emma did it!
This spin-off introduces us in detail to the character of Cruella, starting from childhood.
The girl Estella was born with a difficult character: she was a kind child, but sometimes she showed cruelty. Therefore, her mother sometimes jokingly called her Cruella (from the English cruel – cruel).
Estella also had a gift for fashion. She wanted to create beauty, create unusual images in the fashion world. And therefore, soon from a small town, she and her mother go to London.
But it is not so easy to conquer London. There were many tragic events and sorrows on Estella’s path. As an adult, she has to change one terrible job after another, but she continues to live the dream of haute couture.
And fate gives her a chance. Estella’s life turns out to be surprisingly connected with the influential Baroness von Hellmann, played by Emma Thompson.
Next we are waiting for the transformation of Estella into Cruella, the competition between her and the Baroness, a lot of action and a lot of fashion.
Immediately it is worth noting the magnificent work of the costume designers: all the outfits are bright and memorable.
Also, the selection of soundtracks for each scene is quite interesting, conveys the spirit of 70s London. The title soundtrack for the film “Call me Cruella” – very closely matches the character created by Emma Stone. Great song!
As for the plot, it is quite simple and predictable. But this is Disney, so I don’t think it’s a minus. On the contrary, it turned out to be a film for family viewing. At the same time, impudent, effective, with excellent acting.
Emma Stone and Emma Thompson have created a powerful tandem. Emma Stone played the role of young Cruella great so that the image turned out to be daring and bold.
Emma Thompson has once again appeared as a master of reincarnation. Facial expressions, facial expressions, movements – an exact hit in the image of an eccentric baroness. At the same time, Thompson also brought some comedic features to the character’s image.
Minor characters are also remembered: Horace and Jasper are Estella’s loyal friends, Mark Strong’s character and others.
Bottom line: the film is beautiful, driving, with vivid characters. A kind of a fairy tale in a modern way. It turned out stylishly and boldly.
Codec: HEVC / H.265 (48.8 Mb/s)
Resolution: Upscaled 4K (2160p)
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1
English: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0
German: Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
German: Dolby Digital 5.1
Italian: Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
Italian: Dolby Digital 5.1
French: Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
French: Dolby Digital 5.1
English SDH, French, Danish, Finnish, German, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish.