Irrepressibly Joyful

Irrepressibly joyful.

That sums up "Cinderella" -- the new one just out in theaters.

The movie caught me by surprise. It really moved me and led to some deep realizations. And why shouldn't it? It's a classic fairy tale invented long before our modern world's nauseating shallowness, and it's directed by a man (Kenneth Branagh) who is in love with the writings of William Shakespeare.

And this new film has Shakespeare all over it -- thanks to Mr. Branagh.

I have a theory about WHY this movie is so very timely -- and why that irrepressibly joyful Cinderella is now a major role model -- but you'll have to read my full review of the film to get it: