IMDB's summary: "When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her scheming step-sisters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger."
My thoughts: while the movie was cute & I'm glad that I watched it as the animated film is one of my favorite Disney movies, I'll stick with the animated one. I was quite uneasy with Cate Blanchett as the Wicked Stepmother...she's too beautiful & kind looking to be her. The stepsisters were also too pretty, I thought.
I am a sucker for Helena Bonham Carter so seeing her as the Fairy Godmother was a good call for me. I just love her to death!