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Mirror Mirror (2012)

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An evil queen steals control of a kingdom and an exiled princess enlists the help of seven resourceful rebels to win back her birthright.

Director:

Tarsem Singh (as Tarsem Singh Dhandwar)

Writers:

Marc Klein (screenplay), Jason Keller (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julia Roberts ... The Queen
Lily Collins ... Snow White
Armie Hammer ... Prince Alcott
Nathan Lane ... Brighton
Jordan Prentice ... Napoleon
Mark Povinelli ... Half Pint
Joe Gnoffo ... Grub (as Joey Gnoffo)
Danny Woodburn ... Grimm
Sebastian Saraceno Sebastian Saraceno ... Wolf
Martin Klebba ... Butcher
Ronald Lee Clark ... Chuckles
Robert Emms ... Charles Renbock
Mare Winningham ... Baker Margaret
Michael Lerner ... Baron
Sean Bean ... King
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Storyline

After a beloved King vanishes, his ruthless wife seizes control of the kingdom and keeps her beautiful 18-year-old stepdaughter, Snow White, hidden away in the palace. But when the princess attracts the attention of a charming and wealthy visiting prince, the jealous Queen banishes the girl to a nearby forest. Taken in by a band of rebellious but kindhearted dwarfs, Snow White blossoms into a brave young woman determined to save her country from the Queen. With the support of her new friends, she roars into action to reclaim her birthright and win back her Prince in this magical adventure comedy that will capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences the world over. Written by Relativity Media publicity

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queen | snow | princess | forest | king | See All (276) »

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One Bad Apple See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some fantasy action and mild rude humor | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Untitled Snow White Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Box Office

Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,132,085, 30 March 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$64,935,167

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$183,018,522
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Julia Roberts turned down the role of Leigh Ann Tuohy in Lily Collins' film debut, The Blind Side. They would later work together on this film. See more »

Goofs

When Prince Alcott and Snow White are sword fighting in the forest, Snow White attempts to cut the Prince and he was supposed to block her, but he missed and her blade is on the inside of his, which wouldn't have stopped the sword at all. See more »

Quotes

The Queen: Snow White. Is there a fire?
Snow White: I'm sorry?
The Queen: Is your bedroom on fire? Because I'm searching for an explanation as to why you would be out of your bedroom and in here, and my first guess was fire.
Snow White: I thought maybe I could come to the gala. You know, because today is my eighteenth birthday.
The Queen: Is it now? Oh, my. Oh, my! Snow White, maybe it is time I eased up on you, hmm? After all, you've done nothing to me. Caused no problems. And yet... there is something about you that's so incredibly... irritating. I...
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Crazy Credits

During the "The End" scene, Snow White and Prince Charming's faces form in the clouds facing each other. See more »

Connections

Featured in AniMat's Reviews: Maleficent (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

I Believe In Love (Mirror Mirror Mix)
Written by Nina Hart, Sam Hollander, and Tarsem Singh
Performed by Lily Collins
Produced by Sam Hollander (as S*A*M) and Tarsem Singh (as Tarsem)
Co-produced by Adam Pallin
Music by Alan Menken (uncredited)
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Good for the lazy viewer
16 March 2012 | by aric-c-warnerSee all my reviews

While this film seems to be perfectly tailored for some audiences, most discerning viewers will find Mirror Mirror to be lacking depth. Several plot fixtures are left unexplained, and in general this movie feels like the writers are trying to shove as many fantasy clichés into one movie as they can. The movie would undoubtedly have been better had the writers simply stuck to the original story, but they did not. The deviation from the classic story was not well done, and in many ways, it did not make much sense.

On a positive note, the acting was refreshingly good, particularly on the part of Julia Roberts. Roberts played the sinister queen quite excellently, adding a seething sarcasm to each line. Along with the acting, the aesthetics were good. Makeup could have been better, but costuming was very well done, and it played a large part in making the movie coherent.

In short, the positive qualities of this film were not nearly enough to make up for the awkward timing, unexplained plot mechanisms, mediocre dialogue, and unworkable mixture of different fantasy clichés. My suggestion is that you go see something else.


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