Ever After: A Cinderella Story
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Ever After: A Cinderella Story
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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Drew Barrymore plays the complicated belle of the climactic ball and develops a convincing intellectually based friendship with the prince."
‑ Lisa Alspector, Chicago Reader
"Though director Andy Tennant was enthusiastic about putting this kind of spin on Cinderella, his touch turns out to be counterproductive."
‑ Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"Charmng [thanks to] its game cast who are having an obviously marvelous time sashaying about and saying gaily artificial dialogue."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Once upon a time there was a feisty young woman who didn't sit around twiddling her pretty thumbs and singing "Someday My Prince Will Come.""
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"You won't see a fairy godmother flitting from scene to scene. Nor will a pumpkin magically transform into a chariot."
‑ Judith Egerton, Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
"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."
‑ Leonard Klady, Variety
"Ever After is a droll, uneven treatment of a familiar story that could become as popular with children as the 1950 Disney cartoon version."
‑ John Hartl, Film.com
"Charming take on Cinderella tale has strong heroine."
‑ S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
"A delightful movie, full of feisty, three-dimensional characters romping through comedy, romance and otherwise gloriously colorful moments."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"The real magic is found in Andrew Dunn's stunningly lovely photography, which makes every scene look like a vintage storybook illustration."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"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."
‑ Wally Hammond, Time Out
"The old tale still has life and passion in it."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"An affable film that helped affirm Drew Barrymore's place in the Hollywood firmament as something cosier than a one-trick wild child."
‑ , Film4
"Drew Barrymore is delightful as Danielle, straightforward yet provocative, beautiful even when her face is smeared with the ashes from the fireplace."
‑ Laura Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"One of the year's best films."
‑ Eugene Novikov, Film Blather
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