The School for Good and Evil (2022)

Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Made for TV

Director: Paul Feig

Writer(s): Soman Chainani (novel and screenplay); David Magee, Paul Feig

Starring: Kit Young, Sophia Anne Caruso, Cate Blanchett, Liam Woon, Rachel Bloom, Rob Delaney, Sofia Wylie, Sandra Cole, Denis Coleman, Mark Charles, Ella Hehir, Mahli Perry, Stephanie Siadatan, Adam Ray, Patti LuPone, Abigail Stones, Malik Ibheis, Olivia Booth-Ford, Earl Cave, Callum Henson, Joelle, Holly Sturton, Emma Lau, Briony Scarlett, Rosie Graham, Chinenye Ezeudu, Petra Hajduk, Naomi Weijand, Louis McMiller, Ayo Jordan, Freya Parks, Demi Isaac OviaweKaitlyn Akinpelumi, Harvey Scrimshaw, Charlize Theron, Kerry WashingtonMyles Kamwendo, Ali Khan, Oliver Watson, Misia Butler, Ally Cubb, John Macdonald, Jamie Flatters, Laurence Fishburne, George Coppen, Steven Calvert, Mark Heap, Michelle Yeoh, Peter Serafinowicz, Shanti Deen-Ellis, Ben Aycrigg, Hugh Irvine, Nicanor Mendoza III, Elise Newman

Synopsis: In the village of Gavaldon, two misfits and best friends, Sophie (Sophia Anne Caruso) and Agatha (Sofia Wylie), share the unlikeliest of bonds. Sophie, a golden-haired seamstress, dreams of escaping her dreary life to become a princess, while Agatha, with her grim aesthetic and offbeat mother, has the makings of a real witch. One night under a blood red moon, a powerful force sweeps them away to the School for Good and Evil – where the true stories behind every great fairy tale begin. Yet something is amiss from the start: Sophie is dropped into the School for Evil, run by the glamorous and acid-tongued Lady Lesso (Charlize Theron), and Agatha in the School for Good, overseen by the sunny and kind Professor Dovey (Kerry Washington). As if navigating classes with the offspring of the Wicked Witch (Freya Parks), Captain Hook (Earl Cave), and King Arthur (Jamie Flatters) wasn’t hard enough, according to the Schoolmaster (Laurence Fishburne), only true love’s kiss can change the rules and send the girls to their rightful schools and destiny. But when a dark and dangerous figure (Kit Young) with mysterious ties to Sophie reemerges and threatens to destroy the school and the world beyond entirely – the only way to a happy ending is to survive their real life fairytale first. READ REVIEW

Release Date: October 21, 2022 (USA) | Length: 147 min | Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for violence and action, and some frightening images. | Note(s): Netflix original. Without watching the film, I am not able to identify Sandra Cole or Ayo Jordan (not sure if it’s the rapper by the same name),.