'Cinderella' review: Cast enlivens a gorgeous romance for tweens

March 12, 2015 6:25 PM

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'Cinderella' review: Cast enlivens a gorgeous romance for tweens

Walt Disney's animated "Cinderella" from 1950 has come to define not only the age-old fairy tale but the entire Disney brand. It's Cinderella (and Sleeping Beauty's) castle, after all, that graces Walt Disney World and appears at the start of every Walt Disney Pictures production. For many generations, "Cinderella" is one of those special movies that defines childhood itself.

The hand-painted classic is now a live-action remake, and another noticeable difference between the two films is their target audience. Where the original appealed to children, the new version appeals to preteen girls. Its focus is less on cute critters and more on worldly concerns, namely love and ...

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