Ever After: A Cinderella Story


Ever After: A Cinderella Story

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Ever After is a sweet, frothy twist on the ancient fable, led by a solid turn from star Barrymore.



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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 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. George Fenton's music adds an accompaniment to the lush look of this period romance. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

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Drew Barrymore
as Danielle De Barbarac
Dougray Scott
as Prince Henry
Megan Dodds
as Marguerite
Melanie Lynskey
as Jacqueline
Timothy West
as King Francis
Judy Parfitt
as Queen Marie
Lee Ingleby
as Gustave
Kate Lansbury
as Paulette
Jeanne Moreau
as Grande Dame
Anna Maguire
as Young Danielle
Richard O'Brien
as Pierre Le Pieu
Peter Gunn
as Capt. Laurent
Joerg Stadler
as Wilhelm Grimm
Andy Henderson
as Jacob Grimm
Toby Jones
as Royal Page
Virginia García del Pino
as Princess Gertrude
Al Ashton
as Cargomaster
Mark Lewis
as Gypsy Leader
Ricki Cuttell
as Young Gustave
Ricardo Cruz
as Cracked Skull
Elizabeth Earl
as Young Marguerite
Alex Pooley
as Young Jacqueline
Ursula Jones
as Isabella
Amanda Walker
as Old Noblewoman
Rupam Maxwell
as Marquis de Limonges
Tony Doyle
as Driver of Royal Carriage
Marc Christian
as King of Spain
Elvira Stevenson
as Queen of Spain
Erick Awanzino
as Short Bald Man
Susan Field
as Laundry Supervisor
Dominic Rold
as Choirman
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Audience Reviews for Ever After: A Cinderella Story

Charming and realistic adaptation. Drew Barrymore is great in this one.

Wildaly M
Wildaly M

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I loved this movie when I was younger. It's a great Cinderella story, full of wonder, magic, and romance. The costumes and settings are beautiful. The story is good, and so is the acting. I recommend it.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer


Often lacks the plausibility and seriousness that the premise suggests but the chemistry between Barrymore and Scott just shines with an incredibly well written script. Ultimately it wins us over with it's unrelenting charm and wit. Where Disney's version relied on actual magic and animated impossibilities, the magic in this film comes from it's fun, emotion and uplifting qualities. In the end it's a harmless romance that works through n' through despite the fact that many feel it's merely a re-telling. A well made chick-flick.

Drake Tsui
Drake Tsui

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not a good plot

erika bruhns
erika bruhns

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