(a film review by Mark R. Leeper)

CRUELLA is a prequel to 101 DALMATIANS (1961), or ONE HUNDRED AND ONE DALMATIANS (1996), or both. It gives the back story of Cruella DeVil, but not the back story you expect. It seems to be following in the genre of story in which everything you thought you knew turns out to be wrong, and the first one of these I can recall is Gregory Maguire's novel WICKED. All the acting seems to be over the top, but it's probably amusing enough for an undemanding audience.

Released theatrically 05/18/21; available on DVD and on various streaming services. Rating: +1 (-4 to +4), or 6/10.

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