23 October 2018 | Horror-yo
Fun, smooth comedy
It's the type of comedy that doesn't redefine the genre in any way but wherever it borrows elements from other films it does a fine enough job incorporating those elements in a coherent and efficient enough fashion.
It's the sort of disposable comedy that usually relies on its funny premise, here the Cinderella myth in a modern type setting, milks it a bit and then drags on the rest of the way, completely out of puff; while here instead they managed to keep the sequences fresh and fun enough with each new character or new scene supplying a funny concept that adds that bit of positive dynamic to the whole. The viewer probably won't crack up the whole way, and there are certainly funnier comedies out there, but this gets the job done in terms of offering a bit of decent entertainment.
It's even cute in parts, the cast is very good (notably with Bourdon as the King or Balasko or that Prince character) and it's crafted and directed in a way that it doesn't leave the viewer completely detached at the end like the characters were meaningless and totally forgettable.