Dale Roe | American-Statesman
With the new live-action Disney film, “Cinderella,” director Kenneth Branagh has delivered a simple and faithful rendition of the classic children’s story. Depicted as a musical in splendid, animated form by Disney in 1950, the tale of a mistreated servant who finds her prince has been lifted from and lampooned in countless permutations since.
But there’s no fun-poking here. This “Cinderella” is one of the most sincere film adaptations of any story I’ve seen in ages.