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      50% Tomatometer 6 Reviews 65% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings Cinderfella's (Jerry Lewis) fairy godfather (Ed Wynn) helps him escape from his wicked stepmother (Judith Anderson) and stepbrothers. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Gerri Major Jet Magazine Jerry Lewis is a very funny fellow, and there are scenes in his latest film, Cinderfella, that will fracture you. But in this [film], the comic situations are ridden so long and so persistently that they eventually cease to be funny - at least for adults. Jan 17, 2024 Full Review Charles S. Aaronson Motion Picture Daily CinderFella is amusing, light, entertaining at moments, but withal never quite achieves the right touch of delicacy. Jan 26, 2021 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews It's a dreadful comedy that's only for diehard fans, critic apologists for such lame slapstick laced with sentimentality and the French. Rated: C- Jul 29, 2007 Full Review Steve Crum Fun Jerry Lewis vehicle, one of his best. Rated: 4/5 Mar 24, 2006 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Jun 29, 2005 Full Review Ken Hanke Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) Interesting, uneven fantasy marred by Lewis' inability to edit himself. Rated: 3/5 Aug 21, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

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      robert p I hate Jerry Lewis movies because he thought he was super with stupid expressions thus my *1/2* star rating. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Looking for classic comedies for my lovely bride, I tried my first Jerry Lewis movie since elementary school. Big mistake. Insipid dialogue and story line, sophomoric, banal gags stretched to an exasperating length. Pure torture. Cinderfella is an assault on intelligence. I would have turned it off if I were by myself but I persevered to the end, optimistic for a redeeming feature. My hope was not rewarded. In order to confirm my reaction to Mr. Lewis' talents, I watched The Nutty Professor. It is a better movie, like a C- is better than an D- . Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member Although it was enjoyable when I was a kid, a rewatch as an adult reveals the TERRIBLE EDITING of this film. Long drawn out slapstick improv is kept in while key elements of the story are left out (Fella's transformation, the fish turning into the driver, why does Fella offer the money to the steps and why did stepmom have a change of heart?) There is no follow up and very little character development...especially of the princess or the love story. It is so dumb we were angry by the end. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review bill t nOT SO HOT VERSION OF THE CINderella story. This is almost too much like the nutty professor (except that came out a little later( Some laughs, but nothing hysterical. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Randy B Cinderfella is one of Jerry's best movies. Literally, bellyaches from his downright good-natured silliness. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 05/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Jerry Lewis, John Carpenter and The Three Stooges are but three American icons that seem to be underappreciated in their native land. When I was growing up, I would watch his annual telethons to raise money to fight Muscular Dystrophy, loving the times he was on-screen and going to the washroom, going for food or taking catnaps when the program cut to crappy local station coverage during the times he needed some rest and respite from his hectic hosting duties. I watched many of his films, back in the day (though it's hard, three-to-four decades later, figuring out which ones I saw), and loved his work, so I've made a point of getting many of his films from his classic period and checking them out. I loved his take on the Cinderella fairy tale, and thought it was both hilarious and well-made. It was great seeing two of my favourite character actors, Judith Anderson and an intriguingly-cast Henry Silva, here as well, and seeing the much-and-rightly-lauded 'staircase scene', it was incredible that he did that, since he had suffered so much from back pain at that time (from falling during a show in Las Vegas), and suffered his first heart attack in trying to do it all in one take. This would also be great to see in a double bill with 'Blazing Saddles'--two comedies with The Count Basie Orchestra involved. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Cinderfella's (Jerry Lewis) fairy godfather (Ed Wynn) helps him escape from his wicked stepmother (Judith Anderson) and stepbrothers.
      Frank Tashlin
      Jerry Lewis
      Frank Tashlin
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      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 10, 2016
      1h 31m
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