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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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The Snow White legend comes alive. 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

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Saoirse Ronan was considered for the role of Snow White, but the age difference between her and Armie Hammer was too big. See more »

Goofs

When the Queen is getting her beauty treatment, she gets the brown feces of lovebirds put on her face. Lovebirds' feces range in color from light green to white. See more »

Quotes

The Queen: They're not wrinkles. They're just crinkles.
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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 The Blockbuster Buster: Mirror Mirror (2012) 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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Mirror Mirror (2012) - Julia Roberts as the Evil Queen? Really?
6 June 2012 | by nickmesafilmsSee all my reviews

This isn't the first time that we have seen a re-telling of the classic Snow White story, from the Brothers Grimm fairytale, to the classic Disney animated film. In "Mirror Mirror", there are some moments that kids will have fun with. Not that I have a problem with kids' movies, but "Mirror Mirror" is one of the most ridiculous takes of the Snow White story that I've ever seen! I would say that this movie provides family-friendly entertainment that the kids would enjoy, but that doesn't help this movie from being cheesy, idiotic, unfunny, and undeniably corny. Julia Roberts delivers one of the weakest performances of her career, as she tries to deliver a menacing performance as the Evil Queen. But we don't believe that her character is actually evil, when she's instead sad, lonely, and maniacally insane. The beautiful Lily Collins seemed adorable as Snow White, and she really stayed true to her role, unlike the other characters in the film. Armie Hammer, who was really good in "The Social Network", delivers a horrid performance as the Prince, not by judging his acting, but by judging those completely forced moments he was asked to be in. Director Tarsem Singh gives this tale a more trippy, and awkward treatment, rather than a family-fun treatment. The art direction is magical, and the costumes are colorful, but they couldn't help this movie's script. I was left incredibly mad by the humor in this movie. This movie delivers a few weird innuendos, unfunny moments, and incredibly forced moments. It feels more like an adult movie, disguised as a kids' movie. The movie was a little too cheesy and corny, and some of those moments went way too far. Like, the scene when the Queen gives the Prince a love potion, accidentally turning him into a human puppy. That was a pretty awkward moment, but kids will like it. When this movie tries to be heartwarming, and trying to deliver a message that will bring emotion, it sadly just doesn't work. Then, the ending happened, and it ruined me for life. That's the thing I hated! The kids are being forced into watching this because this is a Snow White movie. Do they even realize that there's already a Snow White movie for kids, called "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"? That movie meant a lot to me in my childhood, because that was the movie that sparked my interest in film, in the first place. But, "Mirror Mirror" is just a wild excuse to ruin my childhood. Maybe your kids are able to enjoy something like this, but just wait till they grow up, and watch it again after so long. Trust me, you'll understand! "Mirror Mirror", in my review, "a painfully weak, and ridiculously flat film that angers".


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