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Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister (2002)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Comedy | Fantasy  -  10 March 2002 (USA)
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A look at the classic "Cinderella" story from the perspective of one of her 'ugly' stepsisters

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Margarethe Fisher Van Den Meer
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Fortune Teller
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Ruth Fisher
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Clara Van Den Meer
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Dowager Queen Maria de Medici
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In this variation on Cinderella, Margarethe Fisher Van Den Meer is a former lady of means who had to accept a position as housekeeper, but manages to spike her Master Schoenmacker's drink and marry him; alas his shipment of priceless tulips turns worthless overnight, so their last chance is to marry of one of either's daughters, hopefully to the prince for whom the Dowager Queen Maria de Medici throws a great ball. Both Iris Fisher -who is in love with painter Casper for whose master she sat as a model- and Clara Van Den Meer make a good impression... Written by KGF Vissers

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From book to small screen
4 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

I just have to say that the person that commented before obviously had no idea that this movie was based on the book written by Gregory Maguire! I mean...why are they talking about Snow White??? The book and movie do put a different spin on the whole "Cinderella" idea and tell the story from the Stepsister, Iris's point of view. There are no singing mice, or golden pumpkins, but if you loved the book like I did, or are bored of hearing the same Cinderella story over and over, you'll love this movie.


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