Like many, I grew up watching classic fairytales like Cinderella, Snow White, and Beauty and the Beast from the perspective of writers employed by a well-known mouse. These are stories I’ve watched countless times over the years and though my view of the stories have changed as I’ve become an adult, there will always be a special place in my heart for each and every one. Thanks to the fairytale seed that was planted long ago, I’m always interested in another take on an old favorite and Shout! Studios Three Wishes for Cinderella was a rather pleasant surprise.
First, it’s important to note that I’m not a fan of dubbed movies. I often find myself staring at the actor’s/actress’ mouth instead of focusing on the storyline. Set in snow-covered Norway, I was immediately swept away by the story and didn’t find the dubbing to be distracting at all. I fell in love with the setting, it reminded me of a rustic Winter Wonderland. But let’s not forget the story!
In this arctic adventure, our princess is vastly different from many stories that have been told. Cinderella is a spirited young woman looking to explore and adventure while searching for her happiness in the confines of a dysfunctional family. She still talks to animals and takes care of household chores but what she really wants to do is go hunting with the boys and that is where she meets our prince.
My favorite part of the movie is watching Cinderella evolve from a mousy servant to a confident young woman. And, although I’ve always loved Fairy Godmother, I didn’t feel like anything was missing from the film with the arrival of three acorns instead of a woman with a wand. While the general story is the same, there are variances from the story many of us grew up with.
Three Wishes for Cinderella gave me all the warm and fuzzy feelings and is certainly a movie that we will watch again and again. Pick up a copy for your home library today!
ABOUT THREE WISHES FOR CINDERELLA
This fall, one of the world’s most renowned fairy tales will be brought to life in a spectacular new epic fantasy movie adventure! On October 18, 2022, Shout! Studios, in collaboration with Sola Media and Storm Films, will present THREE WISHES FOR CINDERELLA, a delightfully charming and atmospheric reimagining of the classic to the North American movie audiences for the first time on DVD, Blu-ray™+DVD combo pack and available for digital download and on-demand.
Starring popular Scandinavian pop star Astrid S, Cengiz Al (Skam), Thorbjørn Harr (Vikings), Nasrin Khusrawi (Lilyhammer), Bjørn Sundquist (Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters), Kristofer Hivju (Game of Thrones), Ellen Dorrit Petersen (The Worst Person in the World, The Innocents), and Ingrid Giæver (Thelma) and directed by Cecilie A. Mosli (Grey’s Anatomy), THREE WISHES FOR CINDERELLA is visually stunning and magnificently produced major motion picture set in the arctic winter of Norway, with a vibrant storyline, an enchanting atmosphere, breathtaking scenery, and rustic charms. Cinderella emerges from this rich and thoroughly modern interpretation of the classic story as kind and beautiful while being strong, independent, and active in forging her own path. With gorgeous production design, cinematography, and visual effects, THREE WISHES FOR CINDERELLA is a timeless and heartwarming story about love, self-empowerment, courage, and belief in liberty and justice that the entire family will enjoy.
Poised to captivate and entertain kids, families, movie collectors, and pop culture enthusiasts, THREE WISHES FOR CINDERELLA is available for pre-order now at ShoutFactory.com and will be available in stores and other fine retailers.
THREE WISHES FOR CINDERELLA | Movie Synopsis
Be enchanted by the heartwarming Nordic winter tale starring Pop Star Astrid S!
Since her father’s death, the kind-hearted but also courageous Cinderella lives with her cruel stepmother and spoiled stepsister, Dora, who treat her like a servant in her own house. During one of her escapes to the forest, Cinderella prevents a couple of men from hunting, amongst them, the handsome prince of the kingdom. They immediately feel attracted to each other, but he is expected to find a suitable bride at the next royal ball, which Cinderella is now allowed to attend. Equipped with a great deal of courage and empowered by her three magical acorns, she decides to stand up for herself and determine her own fate. Is she able to break free from her stepmother’s tyranny and find true love?
1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.78:1)/DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 Norwegian and English/English, English SDH Subtitles/Color/Approximate Feature Running Time +/- 87 Minutes
THREE WISHES FOR CINDERELLA Premieres October 18 in North America for Watch-At-Home
Available on DVD, Blu-ray™+DVD Combo Pack, Digital and On-Demand
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Disclosure: We received a complimentary copy of THREE WISHES FOR CINDERELLA to assist us in our review. Regardless, all opinions expressed are 100% our own.