Trap For Cinderella (2013)




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Micky is a fun-loving photographer, living a party lifestyle in London until a chance encounter with a childhood friend changes her world forever. The opposite to life-and-soul Micky, Do is a quiet bank clerk, with little by way of a social life. Yet much to the annoyance of her DJ boyfriend Jake, Micky is all too delighted to reacquaint herself with Do, embracing her old friend with typical gusto. But when they return to the tranquil French villa where they spent so many happy summers in their youth, tragedy strikes. A fire engulfs the building, leaving Do dead and Micky badly burnt and blighted by amnesia. Unable to even recall her own name, Micky is forced on a shocking journey of self-discovery. For nothing - friends, relatives, lovers and even herself - is as she remembers it. (c) IFC Midnight
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Kerry Fox
as Julia
Frances De La Tour
as Aunt Elinor
Alex Jennings
as Chance
Emilia Fox
as Dr. Sylvie Wells
Maisie Lloyd
as Young Do
Ciara Southwood
as Young Micky
Elizabeth Healey
as Do's Mother
Erich Redman
as Dr. Müller
Pierre Boulanger
as Jean Claude
Tim Wallers
as Do's Father
Emma Dennis-Edwards
as Pub Waitress
Mandi Sidhu
as Chance's Receptionist
Neelam Bakshi
as Landlady
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All Critics (16) | Top Critics (2)

The erotic thriller "Trap for Cinderella" is neither erotic nor thrilling, but rather reliant on cheap nudity and multiple mistaken-identity switcheroos in hopes of keeping us on edge.

Full Review… | December 12, 2013
Top Critic

Softley negotiates layers of deceit with skill, but an uncharacteristic visual and narrative tightness leaves one wondering what might have been.

Full Review… | July 9, 2013
Time Out
Top Critic

The plot is ludicrously far-fetched, but despite some plodding dialogue, committed performances from leads Tuppence Middleton and Alexandra Roach make this tale of jealousy and betrayal a heady treat.

Full Review… | January 19, 2014
Movie Talk

Despite some strong performances and an interesting style, there are just too many holes in the story, keeping Trap For Cinderella from being a completely compelling thriller.

Full Review… | December 13, 2013
We Got This Covered

Initially intriguing, but essentially a forgettable B-movie that's more exhausting and frustrating than fun or suspenseful.

Full Review… | December 13, 2013
NYC Movie Guru

Ian Softley is far too interested in the minutia of the plot to bother with the Chabrolian elements of bourgeois excess or the Hitchcockian themes of mistaken identity.

Full Review… | December 9, 2013
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for Trap For Cinderella

One line summary: Fraud, deceit, and bullying aplenty; good story telling, not so much. ------------------- Mickey and Domenica meet each other after a number of years. Do is a bank employee; Mickey is a photographer who lives as if she were rich. Do quits her job, and they get to know each other somewhat. They decide to get together at a house where they had common experiences as children. There is a terrible fire. One of them is killed, and the other gets amnesia and burns on her face. As 'Mickey' recovers her memory, and recovers from reconstructive surgery, we switch to flashbacks of when the two had just met each other again. Then there are further flashbacks to the estate where there was a near drowning incident when Do and Mickey were pre-teens. Mickey was blamed for this and a subsequent event that was at least as bad. They do not see each other for years, partly at Do's family's insistence. In the depths of these flashbacks, a plot is hatched. Will it succeed? -----Scores----- Cinematography: 7/10 Mostly good, parts excellent, but sometimes in shaky camera mode, which looked horrid. Sound: 3/10 Bad sound leveling. Acting: 2/10 There was acting? The characters were repellant, but not engaging. I hoped the trap would spring on Cinderella so that the film would end. Screenplay: 4/10 Neither the pacing nor the labyrinth of flashbacks and reinterpretations were engaging. I had a strong hope that all the main characters would be terminated with extreme prejudice.

Ed Collins
Ed Collins

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