Ever After: A Cinderella Story (Widescreen) [Import]
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Take away the Fairy Godmother, and what have you got left from the Cinderella fable? The story of a girl for whom a bad stroke of luck is no match for her internal strength and purity of heart. Drew Barrymore plays Cinderella's alleged inspiration, Daniel
Take away the Fairy Godmother, and what have you got left from the Cinderella fable? The story of a girl for whom a bad stroke of luck is no match for her internal strength and purity of heart. Drew Barrymore plays Cinderella's alleged inspiration, Danielle, in this romantic drama that purports to tell the "facts" behind the Grimm brothers' story. One of three daughters of a man (Jeroen Krabbé) who dies and leaves her fate in the hands of a conniving stepmother (Anjelica Huston), Danielle is cast into the lowly role of a servant. Meanwhile, her sisters are evaluated as possible mates for a French prince (Dougray Scott), but he's far more intrigued with Danielle's intelligence and beauty--not to mention her way with a sword and fist. Directed by Andy Tennant (who directed Barrymore in TV's The Amy Fisher Story), Ever After has that rare ability to win the heart and mind of a viewer simply by being committed to its own innocence, particularly where Barrymore's luminous performance is concerned. A contemporary take on an old, virtually forgotten Hollywood convention--the costume adventure with middling artistic ambition but real audience appeal--Ever After is a surprisingly delightful film. --Tom Keogh --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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This version is a different twist on the story. There is no fairy godmother (though Leonardo DaVinci kinda helps out)! The basic story is the same.. raggedy Cinderella (aka Danielle in this movie, played by Drew Barrymore) falls for the handsome prince (Dougray Scott from Mission Impossible 2). The cool thing about Cinderella this time, she's no meek little servant! While she does end up having to do plenty of chores for the evil step-mother, she kicks butt with a sword and throws a mean punch!
The costumes and location of this movie were beautiful. I especially loved Cinderella's costume she wore at the climactic ball - it was truly breathtaking. I would have preferred they did the traditional glass slipper, her shoes were... not attractive to me. The rest of the gown was gorgeous though!! The acting was pretty good, Angelica Houston was amazing as the evil stepmother!
Overall, it's a decent movie and worth seeing. It stays true to the magic of Cinderella and her charming prince It's a must-see!
Well eventually I completely forgot about the movie, never did get around to seeing it in theatres. Then while surfing through the channels on my TV I see a commercial for the movie being shown on some station and I'm intrigued all over again. So I tune in to see the movie, and wow, I was not expecting this movie to be as great as it was.
This is not Disney's version of Cinderella, not by a long shot, so if that's what you're looking for in your tale of Cinderella I suggest you search elsewhere. Instead of the pixie dust and fairy tails you get the legend of Cinderella, the supposedly true story which the fairy tales were later based off of. The movie opens with the brothers Grimm arriving at a castle in France invited there by an again woman who wishes to tell them the true story of Cinderella without the magical pumpkins or a faery godmother. I'll spare you all the details of the film which every other reviewer has already gone through. I will however tell you that the performance is average from Drew Barrymore, no fireworks with her acting here, just the way she usually is, which isn't that bad but she's not going to be winning an Oscar anytime soon I promise you that.Read more ›
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Still the best cinderella story in my opinion, Ever After is one of those rare romances with actual depth and tangible reasons why the two leads fall in love. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Sara
I so enjoy Drew Barrymore. What a great way to honour the Fairytale, very well done. The Costumes were great and the
Chateau De Hautefort Dordogne Castle is amazing.
This one is totally different. Drew Barrymore plays her part so well. I really enjoyed this one. It goes far back in time and worth every minute of watching. Loved it.Published 23 months ago by BJ
Let me first tell you that this is a good movie. A good movie is a movie that makes you feel something, and this one puts a smile on my face. Funny, light and delicious movie. Read morePublished on Dec 28 2004 by Diana Mascarenhas
Cinderella always has been my favourite fairytale. But this movie is classy and features an incredible cast. Drew Barrymore couldn't be more perfect for her role as Danielle. Read morePublished on July 11 2004
In this more realistic version of Cinderella, Drew Barrymore plays Gabrielle, a pretty farm girl who's strength and courage(not prince charming) save her from a bleak future. Read morePublished on July 3 2004 by Veronica L. Rivera
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