Dodie Smith’s 1956 novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians inspired the character Cruella de Vil in Cruella, a 2021 American crime comedy film. Craig Gillespie directed the film, which was based on a narrative by Aline Brosh McKenna, Kelly Marcel, and Steve Zissis and a screenplay by Dana Fox and Tony McNamara.
The third live-action 101 Dalmatians film acts as a reboot and an (alternative) origin narrative for the protagonist. With Emma Stone as the lead and Emma Thompson, Joel Fry, Paul Walter Hauser, Emily Beecham, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, and Mark Strong as supporting players, this film features a star-studded ensemble cast.
The story follows Estella Miller, an aspiring fashion designer in 1970s London, as she embarks on a journey to become Cruella de Vil, a legendary up-and-coming fashion designer.
Cast of Cruella
|Estella Miller/ “Cruella” de Vil||Emma Stone|
|5 years old Estella||Billie Gadsdon|
|12 years old Estella||Tipper Seifert-Cleveland|
|Baroness von Hellman||Emma Thompson|
|Jasper Badun||Joel Fry|
|Young Jasper||Ziggy Gardner|
|Horace Badun||Paul Walter Hauser|
|Young Horace||Joseph MacDonald|
|Catherine Miller||Emily Beecham|
|Young Anita||Florisa Kamara|
|Roger Dearly||Kayvan Novak|
The actress also spoke about her experience stepping into the role. “One of the most fun things to explore is her creativity. She is very good at what she does, designing,” she continued.
“The character is so much fun and so intoxicating. Once you put this wild black and white hair, this incredible makeup, and these completely unique costumes on, you feel like Cruella de Vil. The villains are always kind of the fun ones.”
Rest other members of the production team movie, gave their best to make this film.
Ending Explained of Cruella
Even if you’ve just seen the film, I’ll go through the important details just in case. While at the gala, Estella can arrest Baroness for the murder of her (even though she isn’t really dead, of course). Cruella received the Baroness’ whole estate through “Estella’s” last will and testament. When the Baroness is arrested and Estella is faked dead. Baroness’s manservant John and the Baroness’s dogs, it seems. Convenient! ‘Estella,’ as Cruella, Jasper, and Horace call her, is ceremoniously buried by them.
During a stroll through their new home, someone asks Cruella, “What’s the next step?” In response, she responds, “I’ve got some ideas.” During this time, both Anita and Roger get lovely Dalmatian pups in the mail at their respective homes. That’s pretty much where the story comes to an end.
You’ll understand the finale a lot better if you rewatch 101 Dalmatians. Based on the 1996 live-action film starring Glenn Close, we’re going to use Stone’s Cruella as a direct ancestor of Close’s character.
Anita and Roger were the couple’s names in that film, for those of you who remember. They first met when their dogs started flirting in a park one day, and eventually, they married and their dogs were wedded as well because apparently dogs can get married. As you can see, Anita is employed by Cruella in her fashion house in this version of the story. However, Anita discovers that she and her dog are also pregnant. In exchange for the puppies, who are madly in love with all things furry, give her and Roger a fortune. Because they are moral human beings, they must refuse.
To use their fur for coats, This movie hires Jasper and Horace to kidnap the puppies. It’s an absurd premise for a children’s film, but whatever. Cruella’s 101 Dalmatians are now in her custody, but they manage to escape thanks to some movie magic. In the end, Horace, and Jasper are all jailed and the puppies are restored to their owners safely, thanks to Anita and Roger’s investigation. All 101 dogs belong to Anita and Roger.
Trailer of Cruella
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Cruella is a movie that is entertaining enough for both children and adults, but you should be prepared for children to ask questions or surprise you when the tragedy occurs near the beginning of the movie. The movie is probably appropriate for children who can sit still and watch a movie that is longer than two hours.
You just can’t put too much thought into it, and because it isn’t connected to any of the movies that came before it, the best way to experience it is as a stand-alone piece of work. At least the clothes are really stunning and a pleasure to look at.