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Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998)
"EverAfter" (original title)

 -  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 <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Desire. Defy. Escape.

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

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31 July 1998 (USA)  »

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Cinderella  »

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Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£305,362 (UK) (9 October 1998)

Gross:

$65,703,412 (USA) (22 January 1999)
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When Danielle is swimming in the lake, she is using the inverted breaststroke. It was popular in medieval and Renaissance Europe, and is still commonly taught as a survival stroke. In Australia, it is called the "survival backstroke." See more »

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After Danielle frees herself from Pierre le Pieu, Henry runs towards her. Mud is splattered on his right pant leg, above his boot. When he turns around after Danielle moves to leave, the splatter is gone. See more »

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Marguerite: I was not shrill, I was resonant. A courtier knows the difference.
Baroness Rodmilla De Ghent: I very much doubt your style of resonance would be permitted in the royal court.
Marguerite: I'm not going to the Royal Court, am I, Mother? No one is, except some Spanish pig they have the nerve to call a princess.
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Sob!
23 May 2001 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Isn't it what most people dream of? Prospering despite the difficulties in their lives? Finding their true love and being with him/her despite the odds?

This movie is most definitely not a retelling of the Cinderella story. It has aspects of that, the basic plotline, but a twist all its own. Gone is the pumpkin and the rats into footmen. Gone are the ugly stepsisters, the two equally horrid. No, in this one there is naturally one horrid stepsister, but the other is quite lovable. Dougray Scott is marvelously funny in his role as a Prince trying to find his way, and Angelica Huston is a brilliant evil stepmother, and Drew Barrymore makes a stunning Danielle... With other quirky characters thrown in along the way. Gustave, DaVinci, even the King and Queen are given personalities. The detail is incredible, the costumes gorgeous, and the dialogue enrapturing. This movie is counted among my most favorites, and I highly recommend it to any with a passion for romance.


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