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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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Storyline

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)

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£305,362 (UK) (9 October 1998)

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$65,703,412 (USA) (22 January 1999)
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The character of Queen Marie of France says at one point that "divorce is only something they do in England", referring to Henry VIII who officially divorced his first wife in 1533. Although the character of Leonardo da Vinci appears in the film, Leonardo actually died in 1519. See more »

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At the end the Grande Dame refers to her "great-great-grandmother's portrait". Given the approximately 250-year gap between Danielle and the Grande Dame, that comes out to about 62 years between generations. It's barely possible, and highly unlikely, that there would be that few generations between them. See more »

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Danielle: Forgive me, Your Highness, I did not see you.
Henry: Your aim would suggest otherwise.
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Version of Cinderella (1960) See more »

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The Royal Wedding
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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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