(2021) (Emma Stone, Emma Thompson) (PG-13)
- QUICK TAKE:
- Dramedy: A young woman's troublemaker alter-ego resurfaces after she takes a job working for a demanding and demeaning fashion designer.
Having been orphaned at a young age when Dalmatians pushed her mother off a cliff, Estella (EMMA STONE) has spent the past decade living in London in an abandoned building with her fellow street thieves, Jasper (JOEL FRY) and Horace (PAUL WALTER HAUSER), who took her in long ago and taught her the tricks of their crime trade.
Aware of Estella's love of fashion, Jasper manages to land her a job at a swanky department store, with both unaware that it's a dead-end janitorial maid position. But after a drunken night of vandalizing the store's display window with her fashion ideas, renowned fashion designer The Baroness (EMMA THOMPSON) is impressed enough to offer her a job. Estella soon learns, however, that her new egotistical and self-serving boss is both demanding and demeaning, yet has a loyal staff including the likes of valet John (MARK STRONG).
Realizing she needs to make a name for herself -- and with her recently suppressed troublemaker alter-ego, Cruella, coming back to the forefront, Estella teams up with second-hand clothing shop owner Artie (JOHN McCREA) and former classmate turned fashion newspaper reporter Anita Darling (KIRBY HOWARD-BAPTISTE) to get her name and design sense out in the world for everyone to see. None of which sits well with The Baroness, resulting in an eventual showdown between the two.
- WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
- They probably will if they're fans of the "101 Dalmatians" universe.
- WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
- For some violence and thematic elements.
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