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Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998)

EverAfter (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 31 July 1998 (USA)
The "real" story of Cinderella. A refreshing new take on the classic fairy tale.

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With the sudden death of her loving father, Danielle is made a servant by her new stepmother. She also has two new stepsisters, one quite kind but the other one really horrid. Still, Danielle grows up to be a happy and strong-willed young lady, and one day her path crosses that of handsome Prince Henry, who has troubles of his own at home. Luckily the nice Leonardo da Vinci is on hand to help all round. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Desire. Defy. Escape.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for momentary strong language | See all certifications »

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31 July 1998 (USA)  »

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Cinderella  »

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Box Office

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$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,526,904, 2 August 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$65,705,771

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,299,895
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2.35 : 1
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When Danielle walked into the room where her step mother and sisters were playing games, after prince Henry returns their horse. Marguerite says "somebody's in trouble" with the tune of ring around the rosie. That song and/or tune was not even around until the 1700's so she would not have known about that tune yet. See more »

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Leonardo is carrying the Mona Lisa as a rolled-up painting on canvas which is impossible since the portrait was painted on a poplar panel. See more »

Quotes

Henry: How could I have been so blind? There I was, pouring my royal heart out to her, and she was simply trying to bid me farewell!
Queen Marie: It is a strong woman who can keep her wits about her, with you trying to steal her heart.
Henry: Yes, and what a clumsy thief I turned out to be.
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Referenced in The Other Final (2003) See more »

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Veni Creator Spiritus
Composed by Simon Park
Courtesy of De Wolfe Limited
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Loved - loved - LOVED this movie!
5 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

Cinderella is a timeless classic, a fairytale for all ages. And "Ever After" is pitch-perfect as an adaptation of the Cinderella story to screen.

As a fairytale, this movie follows a predictable pattern and storyline. It is sweet, light, innocent and beautiful. Stunningly beautiful. The cinematography is one of the stars here and this is a fabulous movie to watch - for the scenery, the costumes and the visual effects.

Anjelica Huston steals the show as the evil stepmother, but Drew Barrymore puts in a fine performance here, and Patrick Godfrey is wonderfully eccentric as Leonardo Da Vinci. Overall, this is not so much a movie about the acting, but it's more about the sometimes sappy, usually saccharine, but wonderfully heartfelt classic story. Instead of the magic of the original fairytale, Ever After replaces it with the "magic" of wit, humour and heart. And there's nothing wrong with that.

Funny and charming, Ever After is one of those great movies that can be watched over and over again.


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