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After the Ball (2015)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 24 April 2015 (USA)
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After a young fashion designer runs afoul of her corrupt stepmother and stepsisters, she dons a disguise to help save the family business for her father.

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Sean Garrity

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Jason Sherman (screenplay), Kate Melville (screenplay) | 7 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Portia Doubleday ... Kate Kassell / Nate
Marc-André Grondin ... Daniel
Chris Noth ... Lee Kassell
Lauren Holly ... Elise
Natalie Krill ... Tannis
Anna Hopkins ... Simone
David Michael David Michael ... Maurice
Mimi Kuzyk ... Bella Shapiro
Carlo Rota ... Richard
Colin Mochrie ... Colin Frost
Michael Mancini ... Receptionist
Lola Tash ... Polly
Deena Aziz ... Couture Executive
Sasha Lipskaia Sasha Lipskaia ... Russian Model
Henry Kwok ... Ron Sakamoto
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After the Ball, a retail fairy tale set in the world of fashion. Kate's dream is to design for couturier houses. Although she is a bright new talent, Kate can't get a job. No one trusts the daughter of Lee Kassell, a retail guru who markets clothes "inspired" by the very designers Kate wants to work for. Who wants a spy among the sequins and stilettos? Reluctantly, Kate joins the family business where she must navigate around her duplicitous stepmother and two wicked stepsisters, but with help from a prince of a guy in the shoe department, a god-brotherly gay pal in the design office, her godmother's vintage clothes, and a shocking switch of identities, Kate exposes the evil trio, saves her father's company, and proves that everyone can wear a fabulous dress. Written by -KO Fashions

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Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Canada

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English | French | Italian

Release Date:

24 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

12 Badaladas de Amor See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,969, 24 April 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$160,165, 26 April 2015
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Kate (Portia Doubleday) goes by the alias of Nate Ganymede while working at Kassell disguised as a man. This is a reference to William Shakespeare's "As You Like It," where the female character Rosalind masquerades as a boy named Ganymede. See more »

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When Kate is sorting through buttons, she places a box into a large gray container, but in the next shot the gray container is gone. Then she is seen pulling out the gray container and placing it where it had been before and putting two other boxes inside of it. See more »

Quotes

Elise: I want the two of you to surpervise Kate.
Simone: I thought she's too good for retail.
Elise: [meaningfully] She is. I don't think she'll like it here.
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References Boys Don't Cry (1999) See more »

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Be My Man
Written by Jill Barber, Less Cooper
Performed by Jill Barber
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Surprisingly good comedy with good performances
7 January 2016 | by squeezeboxSee all my reviews

After the Ball is an entertaining little comedy that takes a few elements of Cinderella and uses them to tell the story of a young fashion designer who manages to get a job at her father's design company, only to be ousted by her stepmother and stepsisters. With the encouragement of her aunt and her actor friend, she disguises herself as a young male designer and manages to get hired back at the company where she battles the evil forces out to get her/him, but with newly found self-confidence.

I was expecting nothing from this movie, but my daughter wanted to watch it and it had a rating higher than one star on Netflix, so I figured why not. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. While it's predictable in the extreme, it's genuinely funny and moves along at a good pace, with a solid screenplay and likable characters. I had never heard of Portia Doubleday before watching this movie, but her performance is terrific. She's funny, sympathetic and simply a pleasure to watch.

Don't expect a profound or earth-shattering experience, but if you are in the mood for some lighthearted fun, you could do much worse than After the Ball.


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