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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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Gustave
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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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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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  »

Box Office

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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2.35 : 1
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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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Prince Henry of France married Catherine de Medici, a member of the Italian nobility. See more »

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Gustav: [as Danielle is about to change into a dress] Have you lost your marbles? Do you know what the punishment is... for servants who dress above their station? Five days in the stocks.
Danielle: You'd do the same for me, admit it.
Gustav: Me? Pretend to be a courtier? Prancing round like some nobleman when I've never been to court. And neither have you!
Danielle: Then I won't recongnised. Hand me that gown so I can be on my way.
[Gustav hands Danielle the gown]
Gustav: They'll never buy it. You are too sweet.
Danielle: And they'll never buy a ...
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Veni Creator Spiritus
Composed by Simon Park
Courtesy of De Wolfe Limited
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This movie ROCKS!!!!
6 August 1998 | by (Dallas Texas) – See all my reviews

I am going tonight to see Ever After for the third time in three days. This movie is wonderful! Drew Barrymore does a fantastic job as Cinderella - and what a cinderella! None of this 'wait for the prince to rescue you' nonsense! I like the movie because Danielle (Cinderella's "real" name) wins the prince because she is passionate, outspoken, well-read, and won't take nonsense from anyone! And the costuming! Drool! Why don't *I* ever get clothes like that?

I really like the fact that Danielle makes her own dreams come true instead of hoping they will turn out right - what a wonderful role model (I know *I * am inspired!) I laughed and cried and bit my fingernails (I am NOT supposed to bite my fingernails) and crumpled the napkins for the popcorn into hopeless little balls. The characterizations are wonderful. The scenery is gorgeous and the actors and actresses do such a wonderful job at making their characters come alive. I just cannot say enough good things about the movie - by all means go and see it!

Jennifer 8)


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