Trap for Cinderella

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"The trap is set."
  • NR
  • 2013
  • 1 hr 40 min
  • 5.6  (1,714)
  • 39

"Trap for Cinderella" is a neo-noir psychological thriller that was released in 2013. The British movie was written and directed by Iain Softley and is based on the novel "Goddess of Vengeance" by French writer Sébastien Japrisot. The movie stars Tuppence Middleton as Micky, Alexandra Roach as Do, Kerry Fox as Julia, and Aneurin Barnard as Jake.

The story begins with two old friends, Micky and Do, who have not seen each other for several years. They reconnect after a chance encounter and decide to spend some time together catching up. However, things quickly take a turn for the worse when the house they are staying in catches on fire, leaving both girls trapped inside. Micky survives but suffers serious injuries, and Do is killed in the blaze. As she recovers from her injuries, Micky begins to have vivid flashbacks of her life before the fire, which start to reveal some dark secrets about her and her relationship with Do.

The narrative then jumps back in time, and we see the story of the two girls unfold in a series of flashbacks. We learn that Micky was a struggling artist who was living with Do, her wealthy best friend. Do and Micky had a complicated and toxic relationship. Do was abusive and controlling towards Micky and could not deal with Micky's bisexuality. She would regularly cheat on Micky with various men and kept her captive in many ways. Micky, however, was entirely dependent on Do and was always trying to please her, despite the constant emotional abuse.

As we delve deeper into the history of their relationship, their past becomes more and more confused as Micky grapples with partial amnesia after the fire. Some intriguing turns of events unfold, and Micky realizes that everything is not as it seems. As she tries to navigate her way through the confusion, she finds herself in a dark and dangerous world, where financial crimes and murder seem all too close.

Kerry Fox plays Julia, Do's stepmother, and Aneurin Barnard plays Jake, Micky's lover, the two supporting characters who bring further tension and drama to the story. Fox's perception of the world is essential to the climax of the movie, and her relationship with Micky is complex and multifaceted. Meanwhile, Jake's character is mysterious, providing some levity in an otherwise emotionally charged thriller. The entire cast delivers excellent performances, bringing a great deal of depth and authenticity to their roles.

The Neo-Noir style of the film is fascinating; the audience is drawn to a sense of unease as they try to unravel the mystery of what truly happened in the house fire. Iain Softley's attention to detail with the film's production is stunning, as the cinematography is impeccably crafted, highlighting the contrast between the bright flashbacks and the moody present tense of the movie.

Overall "Trap for Cinderella" is a slick and stylish thriller that keeps audiences on edge throughout. It is intriguing to see the system of human behavior and the characters reacting with a visceral sense of realism that hooks the viewer. The fascinating characters, intertwined relationships, and an unpredictable storyline make it a worthwhile watch that keeps its audience engrossed until the very end. So, if you enjoy mind-bending thrillers, this one is worth checking out.

Trap for Cinderella is a 2013 thriller with a runtime of 1 hour and 40 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.6 and a MetaScore of 39.

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    1 hr 40 min
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    5.6  (1,714)
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