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

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: July 31, 1998
DVD Release Date: March 2, 1999
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Critic Score: 91% 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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Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

'Ever After' presents a plucky Cinderella for today's women and beyond.

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Leonard Klady

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.

John Hartl

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

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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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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S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

Charming take on Cinderella tale has strong heroine.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Wildaly M
Charming and realistic adaptation. Drew Barrymore is great in this one.
erika bruhns
not a good plot
Aj V
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
Spencer S.
One of my favorite romance movies. Feels like you're slipping into an Austen adaptation with kick.
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
Jason Spencer
A well done retelling of a classic fairy tale. I like all the main players and thought the script was smart and different enough to keep you interested in a… More