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

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$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,526,904, 2 August 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$65,705,771

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,299,895
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The pale blue dress Danielle wears the day she and Henry visit the monastery is the exact same dress Marguerite refused to wear to the ball because "fifty other girls will be wearing the exact same color." See more »

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When Danielle is being held by the gypsies, her headpiece is straight in one frame, crooked in the next, and straight again for the rest of the scene. See more »

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Danielle: It is not fair, sire. You have found my weakness, but I have yet to learn yours.
Henry: But I should think it was quite obvious.
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References The Princess Bride (1987) See more »

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Veni Creator Spiritus
Composed by Simon Park
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Sob!
23 May 2001 | by 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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