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Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998)

EverAfter (original title)
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Andy Tennant directed this Cinderella variant. The Brothers Grimm arrive at the home of a wealthy Grande Dame (Jeanne Moreau) who speaks of the many legends surrounding the fable of the ... See full summary »

Director:

Andy Tennant

Writers:

Susannah Grant (screenplay), Andy Tennant (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Drew Barrymore ... Danielle
Anjelica Huston ... Rodmilla
Dougray Scott ... Prince Henry
Patrick Godfrey ... Leonardo
Megan Dodds ... Marguerite
Melanie Lynskey ... Jacqueline
Timothy West ... King Francis
Judy Parfitt ... Queen Marie
Jeroen Krabbé ... Auguste
Lee Ingleby ... Gustave
Kate Lansbury ... Paulette
Matyelok Gibbs Matyelok Gibbs ... Louise
Walter Sparrow ... Maurice
Jeanne Moreau ... Grande Dame
Anna Maguire ... Young Danielle
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Storyline

Andy Tennant directed this Cinderella variant. The Brothers Grimm arrive at the home of a wealthy Grande Dame (Jeanne Moreau) who speaks of the many legends surrounding the fable of the cinder girl before telling the "true" story of her ancestor. In flashback, the story then focuses on eight-year-old Danielle, daughter of a wealthy widower, a 16th-century landowner. After returning to France with his new wife Rodmilla (Anjelica Huston) and her two daughters, he dies of a heart attack. Ten years later, Danielle (Drew Barrymore) is now treated as a servant by the trio. Fortunately, she has an encounter with Prince Henry (Dougray Scott), who is fleeing an arranged marriage. Later, when Danielle poses as a Lady, the Prince takes an interest in her. Inventor-artist Leonardo Da Vinci (Patrick Godfrey), accepting the French court's patronage, offers advice to Prince Henry on matters of the heart.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Desire. Defy. Escape.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

Fox [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 July 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cinderella See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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Company Credits

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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Drew Barrymore has stated that this is the favorite of all her films. See more »

Goofs

Prince Henry exclaims that Danielle is marrying a Belgian. Belgium was established in 1830 as a buffer between France and Germany, to prevent them from going to war so often. Before 1830, the area was a collection of villages that were repeatedly occupied by various European kingdoms. The name Belgium comes from a tribe who lived there during Julius Caesar's conquests of Gaul. He wrote, "Of all Gauls, the Belgians are the bravest." (De Bello Gallico, book I, 1.3). See more »

Quotes

Danielle: You were born to privilege, and with that comes specific obligations.
[pauses]
Danielle: [laughing] I am sorry. My mouth has run away with me again.
Henry: Oh no, my lady. It is your mouth that has me hypnotized.
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Alternate Versions

While the theatrical version was rated PG-13, the VHS version was edited to remove three swear words in order to be suitable for a PG rating. The DVD and Blu-ray versions are uncut. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Boy Meets World: You Light Up My Union (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Es Tu Amor
(1996)(uncredited)
Written by Kike Santander
Performed by Thalía
Courtesy of EMI Music S.A. De C.V.
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THE MOST ROMANTIC MOVIE :o)
4 July 2004 | by TUTY127928See all my reviews

I just love it from the first time I saw Ever After. I have always been very romantic on where I have also dream of a prince and still waiting for one. Isn't great to love someone with out boundaries? We all look for a twin soul who which you would like to share the real you with one another. It is just a great movie. I believe that Drew Barrymore gave life to that love we all would like to feel for one day for someone an impossible love combined with pain and real truth of the heart. All of our realities we live through romantic movies are created by dreams and hopes but we can make it happen by just letting go and accepting one another in our future dreams. Barrymore has a great personality and sense of humor I hope the best for her and she will go far now because she already made her dreams come truth. now is our turn to make ours come truth :O)


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