In Disney's Emmy-winning update of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic fairy tale, Cinderella (Brandy) believes in the impossible, and not even a wicked stepmother and stepsisters can keep her from her prince. Whitney Houston as the fairy godmother heads an all-star cast that includes Paolo Montalban, Bernadette Peters, Whoopi Goldberg and Jason Alexander. Three additional Richard Rodgers songs not included in the original score add to the magic.
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- Robert Iscove
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
A colorful full-screen DVD transfer of the popular 1999 television movie. Extras include promos for the TV event, a short feature called "The Cinderella Story" and film recommendations. The image quality and sound are good, retaining the sharp, cartoonesque colors emphasized in the art direction and costuming.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this movie, as in some other versions, establishes that Cinderella's father has died. She lives with her stepmother and two stepsisters, and it's clear that they have relegated her to the role of servant. They frequently mock her and demand that she wait on them hand-and-foot.
- Sexual Content
- Some kissing.
- Occasional pushing and shoving. A man on a ladder almost falls off due to the inadvertent recklessness of other characters, but the scene is played for slapstick laughs.
- No profanity, but some name-calling, such as "stupid" and "lazy."
- Social Behavior
- With the exception of the conniving stepmother and the obnoxious two stepsisters, characters in this movie are generally portrayed as good and caring. In the end, the good-hearted person triumphs.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Not applicable
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it