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Camila Cabello Is Amazon's Latin Cinderella

The New Cinderella Is A Reinterpretation Of the Classic Fairy Tale.

Still from the movie 'Cinderella'

Not only because it represents the debut as an actress of one of the most important artists of recent years, but also because of an excellent work in terms of costumes, music and choreography. Photo: YT-Prime Video

LatinAmerican Post | Ariel Cipolla

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Leer en español: Cenicienta, la princesa latina de Camila Cabello

Amazon Prime Video seeks to innovate in all its productions. One of their most prominent new releases is Cinderella. This film, starring Camila Cabello is a romantic musical comedy that was written and directed by Kay Cannon, which seeks to conquer all types of audiences.

Based on the classic fairy tale by Charles Perrault, it is produced by Columbia Pictures and follows a young Cinderella who, like the original story, lives with an abusive stepmother and her stepsisters. In this case, it is a new adaptation of the story.

However, in this case, we could say that it is one of the most outstanding in all history. Not only because it represents the debut as an actress of one of the most important artists of recent years, but also because of an excellent job at the level of costumes, music and choreography. Let's see why the new Cinderella is an essential film. 

Everything you need to know about Cinderella

Cinderella was always one of the most popular classic tales. Its success has been going on for several years. For example, in 1950 the first animated film emerged, which is perhaps one of the best known. This film demonstrated the enormous possibilities that animation studios had when recreating fantastic stories.

The same happened with his live-action adaptations by Disney. For example, in 2015, we had a film starring Cate Blanchett and directed by Kenneth Branagh, which had been very well received by critics and fans.

Now, what about Cinderella from Amazon Prime Video? The first thing to mention is its great cast. While it highlights the leading role of Camila Cabello, there are other very interesting performances, such as Billy Porter, Pierce Brosnan, Idina Menzel, Minnie Driver and Nicholas Galitzine.

All of them manage to have relevant roles and contribute to a plot that reinvents the classic tale, with several twists to an already popularized story. As fairy tales continue to be so well known, this is a hit. That is, it does not follow the same line of the original plot, but enough licenses are granted to grant originality.

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For example, Camila Cabello, aka Cinderella, lives with her stepmother and her two stepsisters. There she is dedicated to doing all the household chores. However, she has other aspirations: her dream is to become a dressmaker and open her own business. From that motivation, there are quite a few twists and turns in relation to the traditional plot.

In the great ball of the kings, where Prince Robert will choose a wife, she attends with the aim of showing off all the designs that she makes to get her first clients. Therefore, her dreams are no longer so "fanciful", but she aspires to insert herself into society, with a distinctly professional and feminist aspiration.

For example, the prince is relegated to the background, since the important thing is the fight for his dreams. This comes hand in hand with Cabello's enormous performance, which gives the character a lot of charisma and allows us to immediately empathize with her. However, it is not transgressive either, but its messages feel 100% natural.

Along the same lines, there is also a character who underwent a radical transformation: the fairy godmother. In this case, she is a man, a character played by Billy Porter. Although it may be "strange" at first, the truth is that it is a character who steals the spotlight.

The film is entertaining and magical, as it results in a fun reinvention of the classic tale adapted to modern times. The aesthetics are adequate and the musical pieces are fun. For example, there are new versions of songs like Somebody to Love (Queen), Perfect (Ed Sheeran) or Material Girl (Madonna).

Without a doubt, Cinderella is a perfect movie for both children and adults. Now available on Amazon Prime Video!