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Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998)

EverAfter (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 31 July 1998 (USA)
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The "real" story of Cinderella. A refreshing new take on the classic fairy tale.



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With the sudden death of her loving father, Danielle is made a servant by her new stepmother. She also has two new stepsisters, one quite kind but the other one really horrid. Still, Danielle grows up to be a happy and strong-willed young lady, and one day her path crosses that of handsome Prince Henry, who has troubles of his own at home. Luckily the nice Leonardo da Vinci is on hand to help all round. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Desire. Defy. Escape.


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for momentary strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

31 July 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cinderella  »

Box Office


$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,526,904 (USA) (31 July 1998)


$65,703,412 (USA) (22 January 1999)

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2.35 : 1
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When Marguerite returns the Queen's necklace, Marguerite's hair changes from wavy to more straight, and then back to wavy. See more »


Gustav: And I suppose if you saw him again, you'd simply...
Danielle: I would walk right up to him and say, 'Your Highness, my family is your family, please take them away!'
Gustav: Good! Because here's your big chance, he's headed this way.
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Not just another Cinderella..
8 August 1998 | by (Lubbock, Tx) – See all my reviews

I think Ever After was a great movie, and a must see for everyone. It's not just a "kiddie movie". Drew Barrymore plays a great and convincing Cinderella, or as Margerite called her, "Cinder Girl". It isn't like the Disney movie, way different. For example, the girl is named Danielle, not Cinderella. There is a nice stepsister.. and there is no Fairy Godmother, but Leonarod Da Vinci, a guide to Danielle and the Prince.

The thing that really made me want to see this movie is what Drew Barrymore said in one of her interviews..

"It's so wonderful, because all girls love Cinderella. She is really a positive rolemodel. From everything to being fiercely loyal, and incredibly smart, and well read, to not only not waiting to be rescued, but to rescue other people, to take the pain that she's experienced in her life, to only have it strengthen her. And, also the fact that her heart and her mind is what is attractive and intriguing to this wonderful prince, and not the way she looks."

Drew Barrymore played a great Cinderella.. Angelica Houston a wonderful stepmother.. and D. Scott played a great prince. If you haven't seen it yet.. you must! It's a great movie for everyone! Just Breathe..

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