Cruella

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Cruella - Disney+

Comedy

Cruella de Vil tries to get her hands on Dalmatian puppies.

Matt Roush

Matt Roush says...

This outrageous origin story for the 101 Dalmatians villainess will test one’s tolerance for stylized high and low camp. In a film that’s equal parts Dickens and The Devil Wears Prada, Emma Stone mugs mightily as orphaned Estella, who dreams of being a fashion designer on the level of her idol, the fearsome and heartless Baroness (Emma Thompson, chewing every bit of scenery). The real star of Cruella is the film’s costume designer Jenny Beavan, who creates a series of memorable couture gags. The movie aspires to be madcap as it sets up a rivalry between these disruptive divas, while making it unmistakably clear that the Baroness is the cruelest of them all, but it quickly grows tiresome. Still, a treat for the eyes.

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