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Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998)
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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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Desire. Defy. Escape.


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

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Release Date:

31 July 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cinderella  »

Box Office


$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$65,703,412 (USA) (22 January 1999)

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Best Ever!
13 February 2005 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

To me this was the best remake of a fairytale ever! And I don't care if it's because I'm a girl and this is girlie material- I still loved it! Drew Barrymore personified this interpretation of Cinderella like no other. Angelica Houston was a kick ass evil stepmother. The combination of these two dynamite stars in these two classic roles created an unequaled magic. And of course let's not forget the freakishly handsome Dougray Scott who played Prince Henry. He graced the screen with a hypnotic charm that challenges any prince any day. This is my all time favourite movie. I can watch it over and over again. And I challenge any man to watch this film and understand what romance is really all about.

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