After the Ball Reviews

January 27, 2016
Ultimately, if you want to choke on a narrative that is rife with clichs and devoid of any real moral message then stick After The Ball on, if not, there are surely more productive things you can do... Such as watching paint dry.
September 15, 2015
Cinderella offshoot has dull characters, predictable plot.
May 8, 2015
[A] movie that curiously attempts to humanize an aloof industry by associating it with a 17th-century fairy tale.
April 24, 2015
Portia Doubleday stars in a frothy teen comedy as unobjectionable as it is unmemorable.
April 23, 2015
Retaining a handful of laughs and guiding a winning lead performance from Portia Doubleday, director Sean Garrity keeps "After the Ball" on target, preserving mischief and romance, providing a charming viewing experience.
April 23, 2015
If Shakespeare had a go at "Cinderella," and the result was later adapted for a 21st-century romantic comedy, it might look something like "After the Ball."
April 23, 2015
After the Ball is one-third Cinderella, one-third The Devil Wears Prada, and one third Twelfth Night. If you're going to attempt to duplicate the success of such works, you've got to be a little sharper than it ends up being.
April 23, 2015
Cinderella adrift in the fashion world is the premise for this harmless piece of fluff.
April 23, 2015
For a film ostensibly attuned to the world of fashion, the film's portrayal of queer men is decidedly retro.
April 21, 2015
Slow-footed "Cinderella" riff, with or without the glass slipper
April 20, 2015
It's predictable and a little bit ridiculous, but After The Ball is a lot of fun.
February 27, 2015
I mean, give writers Jason Sherman and Kate Melville points for finding a way to shoehorn the Cinderella lost-slipper gag into the screenplay. But then take those points away for the very same reason.
February 27, 2015
Doubleday is a game gamine, and as the wicked stepsisters Hopkins and Krill manage to steal some scenes and win some laughs. Certainly, they help compensate for the film's witty/helpful/catty gay characters.
February 27, 2015
Certainly, the production values echo those of high-end made-for-TV fare, but the cast and amusing script more than make up for what the movie lacks in gloss.
February 26, 2015
It's pretty much a one-joke effort that wants to be The Devil Wears Prada but plays more like a middling episode of a TV sitcom.