Glenn Close Makes This Movie a Masterpiece
Glenn Close packs tremendous gusto in her portrayal of Cruella DeVil. It's the only reason, in retrospect, that this movie is worth the time to go back and watch. It's light-hearted, but it's also a fun movie to watch.
For kids, I think Cruella comes across as an extremely menacing character that, while defeated in the end, is strong enough of a personality to upset younger viewers. Her loud vocal deliveries and harsh tones used throughout, coupled with the fact that it's made VERY clear that she intends to have these little puppies skinned for a fur coat, can easily be very troubling. And Cruella's near-constant cigarette use helps to make the act look cool and sexy to some children.
Overall, it's a well-made movie and the good morals are definitely in there, but Glenn Close is so into character that kids could easily find themselves feeling intimidated by her personality and presence.
This title contains:
Positive role models
Violence & scariness
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking