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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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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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At the start of the film when the Brothers Grimm are talking to the queen about the many different versions of the Cinderella story they mention that in some versions the slippers she wears to the ball are fur rather than glass. This refers to Charles Perrault's version of the story, which was the first to introduce the glass slipper (which in French is "pantoufle de verre"), and how some people believe it was actually an misinterpretation of the words for a fur slipper (pantoufle de vair). See more »

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People call money "francs." The currency of the era was the livre; the franc was introduced after the French Revolution. However, the livre was called the franc as early as the 14th century. See more »

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[Marguerite has just freaked out after realizing that Danielle has been seeing the Prince]
Queen Marie: Good heavens, child, are you all right?
Marguerite: There was a bee.
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Version of Willa: An American Snow White (1998) See more »

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The Royal Wedding
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Written by George Fenton
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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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