The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella (1976)
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Critic Reviews for The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella
A cutely off-kilter riff on a familiar story, with just enough peculiar fascination with the unexplored ramifications of that story to feel like its own thing.
Audience Reviews for The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella
There isn't much that the Sherman Brothers have been involved with that I do not like, but this was sadly an exception. I was surprised because it is a version of Cinderella that has great reviews and I had high expectations for it. I really disagree with what people have said. It's a very long and boring movie with no memorable songs. (First and only viewing - 10/21/2010)
Overall, this is a cute little retelling of Cinderella, with likable songs by the Sherman Brothers and some fantastic dance numbers. However, it runs into the same problem many adaptations of Cinderella do: Cinderella herself is a boring character. She goes along with what she is told to do and seldom seems to have any thoughts not actually put into her head. Some adaptations make Cinderella an extremely kind character who is loyal and loving to her stepfamily because thinking ill of anyone is impossible. Some make her feisty and independent but set up a clear reason why she has to stay in her abusive home. Unfortunately, The Slipper and the Rose goes neither way, so Cinderella remains a bland character. I rooted for the Prince, but Cinderella barely even registered on my radar.
Now, all that to say... this isn't at all a bad movie. Like I said, the songs are fun, and all the characters except for Cinderella herself are interesting to watch (the Fairy Godmother especially has some fun new character aspects in this version). It's a cute story but doesn't delve far enough beyond fairy tale archetypes to flesh out the characters I wanted them to.
best version of cinderella hands down, and one of the VERY few musicals i like. definitely add to your collection
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