Any film that starts with an old lady calling the Brothers Grimm on their bullshit is gold
over 4 years
Too much equality discourse and not enough magic of true love. Also, the Prince was old.
over 5 years
A fun, refreshing adaptation of the classic Cinderella story. Entertaining & enjoyable.
over 5 years
I watched this endlessly as a child. Mature for the age I had, but I LOVED it.
A headstrong, likable heroine and a romantic, poignant adaption of this timeless story.
Ever After: A Cinderella Story is a 1998 film inspired by the fairy tale Cinderella, directed by Andy Tennant and starring Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston and Dougray Scott. The screenplay is written by Tennant, Susannah Grant, and Rick Parks. The original music score is composed by George Fenton. The film's closing theme song "Put Your Arms Around Me" is performed by the rock band Texas.
The usual pantomime and comic/supernatural elements are removed and the story is instead treated as historical fiction, set in Renaissance-era France. It is often seen as a modern, post-feminism interpretation of the Cinderella myth.
In the early 19th century, the Grande Dame of France (Jeanne Moreau), an elderly aristocrat, summons the Grimm Brothers and proposes to tell them the real story of the little cinder girl. The lady claims that Cinderella was really a young woman named Danielle de Barbarac. She reveals a portrait of Danielle and a glass slipper, and proceeds to tell the story.