A NEAR PERFECT FILM
SPOILERS HEREIN: Many Disney films with the loss of a parent (or both) which sets the action in motion. Cruella stays true to this, and as people are the sum pf their life experiences, Cruella proves this; and it does so in a (nearly?) perfect storyline. It is complex, smart, has many surprising twists and turns that all crescendo perfectly. While adults may think it is dark for Disney, in reality after 3 viewings, it is really no darker than most other Disney movies for children, which all deal with children longing for something. That said, I think any child who was not upset with the beginning of Frozen or the villain in Little Mermaid will not be bothered here. Children are much less literal and judgemental than adults and they will probably enjoy ALL of the standard traditional Disney excellence, stories, with occasional slapstick and repeated lines. As for the dialogue, there aremany truly brilliant lines and speeches, ripe with emotion, subtlety and amazing acting that is emotional and sincere. Cruella is not a farce. It is a drama. It is gorgeous and stunning in every shot. The costumes are incredible and there are tons of major fashion moments. Cruella will spark the imaginations of adults and children alike. Enjoy!