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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 <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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$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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In the movie, Danielle rescues the prince from gypsies by carrying him on her back. According to legend, when King Conrad III defeated the Duke of Welf (in the year 1140) and placed Weinsberg under siege, the wives of the besieged castle negotiated a surrender which granted them the right to leave with whatever they could carry on their shoulders. The king allowed them that much. Leaving everything else aside, each woman took her own husband on her shoulders and carried him out. When the king's people saw what was happening, many of them said that that was not what had been meant and wanted to put a stop to it. But the king laughed and accepted the women's clever trick. "A king" he said, "should always stand by his word." See more »

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When Rodmilla is talking to Danielle, her hand is on her chin. In the next shot, her hand on Danielle's face. In the next, her hand is back on her own chin. See more »

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King Francis: I will simply deny you the crown and live... forever!
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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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