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Cruella (2021)

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  1. dpippel

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    Title: Cruella

    Genre: Comedy

    Director: Craig Gillespie

    Cast: Emma Stone, Emma Thompson, Paul Walter Hauser, Joel Fry

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    Plot: The evil exploits of Cruella de Vil, the villain from 101 Dalmatians.
     
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    Disney has released the first image of Emma Stone in-character:

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  3. Jake Lipson

    Jake Lipson Lead Actor

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    I don't know about this.

    Emma Stone is great but that picture just looks weird.

    If Horace, Jasper and dalmatians are in this, then what makes it a new Cruella story instead of just another remake of 101 Dalmatians? They already did that in live-action twice, before it was a trend.
     
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    Not that I have a lick of interest in this, but will this be a theatrical release or straight to Disney+?
     
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    Colin Jacobson Lead Actor

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    Emma gives off a very "Helena Bonham Carter in a Tim Burton" movie vibe there!
     
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    Yikes. I'm not sure I want to see this one.
     
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    It is on the theatrical slate with a current release date of May 28, 2021.
     
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    I bet I can guess the plot:

    The story centers around the wonderful DeVille family: a veterinarian father, an animal rights activist mother, three daughters and one son. The entire family loves animals but none more so than middle daughter, Cruella. Cruella was born with a terrible birth defect that leaves part of her hair white and part of her hair black. At school, Cruella is the victim of bullying and has few friends. Her biggest bully: the beautiful and popular Anita. To escape her torment, Cruella turns to animals.

    When Cruella is 18, her entire family is killed by a rabid Dalmatian her father attempts to help. Cruella, away at college, is the sole survivor. She drops out of school, moves into the family mansion and her heart hardens toward animals.

    As her heart hardens, Cruella looks for ways to exact revenge on the breed of dog that so wronged her. She decides to make a winter coat out of Dalmatian puppy fur. She proceeds to get as many Dalmatian puppies as possible.

    When she is only 15 puppies short of her goal, Cruella runs into her old school chum, Anita. She learns that Anita is now living the high life. She's married to a Justin Bieber-esq singer named Roger Radcliffe. They live in a huge mansion, overspending their income and entertaining high society.

    On a visit to Anita's house, she notices two dogs named Pongo and Perdita. She learns that Perdita is pregnant. In a flash, Cruella decides to use her former tormentor's puppies to make her fur coat. She returns to The Radcliff mansion the night the puppies are born. However, Anita and Roger refuse to sell. They have decided to create a puppy mill using the offspring of Pongo and Perdita's puppies.

    Fearing for the life the puppies will live, Cruella's heart begins to melt. After trying unsuccessfully to get Roger and Anita to sell, Cruella leaves, promising to return. That night, Cruella hires Horace and Jasper, two down-on-their-luck electricians, to steal the puppies and bring them to safety.

    Horace and Jasper succeed and take the puppies to DeVille Manor to join the puppies Cruella purchased from pet stores. Cruella arrives and is upset that Pongo and Perdita were left behind. She wants to start a Dalmatian Planation - a huge rescue for unwanted dogs, especially Dalmatians.

    When Cruella hears that Pongo and Perdita have run away from home in search of their puppies, Cruella sets out (along with Horace and Jasper) to help find the two lost dogs and reunite them with their puppies. Along the way, she finds help from Colonel, Captain and Sargent Tibbs.

    Cruella eventually finds Pongo and Perdita but Anita and Roger have caught up. In order to make their escape, Cruella has Pongo and Perdita roll in soot to disguise them as Labrador Retrievers. Roger and Anita sense something is up but when Perdita falls in the snow, they know what's going on. They chase after Cruella. However, Cruella gets away with the dogs.

    The movie ends with Cruella saving Pongo and Perdita, reuniting them with their puppies, and turning DeVille Manor into the first Humane Society. To get revenge, Roger releases a song mocking Cruella but everyone in the community is so impressed with her loving care for animals that the song flops. Broke and in debt, Roger and Anita declare bankruptcy and are evicted from their mansion.

    The death of Cruella's family at the hands of a rabid Dalmatian will be a metaphor for rape. It will never be discussed why such a loving family named their daughter Cruella DeVille (Cruel Devil). The movie will end with a narrator saying that the only person who could save the day is one who is both hero and villain (even though she never really does anything villainous): Cruella DeVille.

    God I can't wait for this movie!
     
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    Or why they named her sisters Coupe and Cadillac.

    Dr. Deville's veterinary practice will offer a payment plan for those who cannot pay vet fees in full up front. All customers will need to do is to sign over their Soul (or other car) to the Devil(le).
     
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