I definitely remember when Cruella hit theaters last year. I was interested a little but not enough to go see it with a movie ticket. It’s been on Disney+ for quite some time now, and I finally got around to watching it.
This is ironically the origin story nobody asked for. We see Cruella at an early age as she grows up to be a talented thief. But her real name is Estella.
She gets a chance to work in the fashion world by taking an entry level position. Which breaks her soul when it involves just cleaning the building.
Then she gets to work for the Baroness. In addition to being British nobility, she’s also a world-renowned fashion designer. But she’s a narcissistic horrible woman on the inside.
When Estella finds out something to get revenge for, she reinvents herself as the edgy fashion genius Cruella. Existing only really to slander the Baroness’ name, sabotage her business, and steal her legacy.
I don’t really want to spoil anymore of the movie but it’s really darn good. What makes it so fantastic really is the acting by Emma Stone as Cruella and Emma Thompson as the Baroness. It may be one of strangest choices for Disney to make a movie but they sure were successful with it. I’m shocked neither of the Emmas were nominated for the Oscars but the film did win for Best Costumes.