Ever After: A Cinderella Story
Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998)

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… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: March 2, 1999
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
90%
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User Score
84%



Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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

Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader

Drew Barrymore plays the complicated belle of the climactic ball and develops a convincing intellectually based friendship with the prince.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

Though director Andy Tennant was enthusiastic about putting this kind of spin on Cinderella, his touch turns out to be counterproductive.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Charmng [thanks to] its game cast who are having an obviously marvelous time sashaying about and saying gaily artificial dialogue.

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Leonard Klady
Variety

The script by Susannah Grant, Rick Parks and director Andy Tennant successfully maintains the story's period trappings while introducing a heroine with modern resonance.

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John Hartl
Film.com

Ever After is a droll, uneven treatment of a familiar story that could become as popular with children as the 1950 Disney cartoon version.

S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

Charming take on Cinderella tale has strong heroine.

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Wally Hammond
Time Out

Given that this is adolescent romance, never straying far from traditional stereotypes, its 'progressive' feel-good aura is mainly down to Barrymore, whose limitations are only exposed in big love scenes.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The old tale still has life and passion in it.

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Film4

An affable film that helped affirm Drew Barrymore's place in the Hollywood firmament as something cosier than a one-trick wild child.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Wildaly M
Charming and realistic adaptation. Drew Barrymore is great in this one.
Anthony Lawrie
A classical re-envisioning of the much loved fairytale seemed like a good idea, an exciting challenge for many a young aspiring director one would have thought.… More
AJ Verser
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… More
erika bruhns
not a good plot
Drake Tsui
Often lacks the plausibility and seriousness that the premise suggests but the chemistry between Barrymore and Scott just shines with an incredibly well written… More
Spencer S.
One of my favorite romance movies. Feels like you're slipping into an Austen adaptation with kick.

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