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Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998)

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

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6 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Gustave
Kate Lansbury ...
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Matyelok Gibbs ...
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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.

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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:

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

Gross:

$65,703,412 (USA) (22 January 1999)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

About 24 minutes into the film the Prince finds out that he is speaking with Leonardo Da Vinci. Da Vinci then says "Michelangelo was trapped under a ceiling in Rome, I'm just a second choice". This is in reference to Michelangelo's painting of the Sistine Chapel's Ceiling, which occurred between the years of 1508 and 1512. See more »

Goofs

The prince picks up the same piece of chocolate twice when he is talking to Marguerite. See more »

Quotes

Jacqueline: Marguerite gets to do everything.
Marguerite: Oh, don't be daft, Jacqueline, the Queen doesn't even know you exist.
Baroness Rodmilla De Ghent: What Marguerite does is for all of us, my dear. We are counting on you to help her get ready.
Jacqueline: Lovely. Next thing you know I shall be cleaning the fireplace with Danielle.
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References The Lion in Winter (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Put Your Arms Around Me
(1997)
Written by John McElhone, Sharleen Spiteri, Robert Hodgens, and David A. Stewart (as Dave Stewart)
Performed by Texas
Courtesy of Mercury Records Limited
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Loved - loved - LOVED this movie!
5 February 2005 | by (Montreal, Canada) – See all my reviews

Cinderella is a timeless classic, a fairytale for all ages. And "Ever After" is pitch-perfect as an adaptation of the Cinderella story to screen.

As a fairytale, this movie follows a predictable pattern and storyline. It is sweet, light, innocent and beautiful. Stunningly beautiful. The cinematography is one of the stars here and this is a fabulous movie to watch - for the scenery, the costumes and the visual effects.

Anjelica Huston steals the show as the evil stepmother, but Drew Barrymore puts in a fine performance here, and Patrick Godfrey is wonderfully eccentric as Leonardo Da Vinci. Overall, this is not so much a movie about the acting, but it's more about the sometimes sappy, usually saccharine, but wonderfully heartfelt classic story. Instead of the magic of the original fairytale, Ever After replaces it with the "magic" of wit, humour and heart. And there's nothing wrong with that.

Funny and charming, Ever After is one of those great movies that can be watched over and over again.


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