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 has an encounter with Prince Henry (Dougray Scott), who is fleeing an arranged marriage. Later, when Danielle poses as a Lady, the Prince takes an interest in her. Inventor-artist Leonardo da Vinci (Patrick Godfrey), accepting the French court's patronage, offers advice to Prince Henry on matters of the heart. George Fenton's music adds an accompaniment to the lush look of this period romance.
Anamorphic widescreen and full screen formats
English, French and Spanish language
English and Spanish subtitles
Dougray ScottPrince Henry
Patrick GodfreyLeonardo da Vinci
Jeanne MoreauGrande Dame
Timothy WestKing Francis
Judy ParfittQueen Marie
Richard O'BrienPierre Le Pieu
George FentonComposer (Music Score)
Michael HowellsProduction Designer
David AlldaySupervising Art Director
Timothy M. BourneCo-producer
Melissa CobbAssociate Producer
Jenny BeavanCostume Designer
Simon KayeSound/Sound Designer
Mark TaylorADR Recordist
Fairy Tales & Legends,Period Film
Year of Release
Dolby Digital w/ sub-woofer channel
Full Screen, Enhanced Widescreen for 16x9 TV
English, French, Spanish
20th Century Fox
Ever After: A Cinderella Story [WS/P&S] [DVD] 
I adore this film and everything about it, I knew I had to get it once I saw it at Best Buy. I'm also glad that I did. This is a chick flick (obvi) and it's always a good one to watch with your girlfriends for Girls' Night In on Saturday nights. I recommend this film (obvi).
I am becoming a bigger and bigger fan of the digital copies simply for convenience and quality via my smart TV. When I find a movie like this that I enjoy and wouldn’t mind having at the touch of my fingertips and it’s less than $5, it’s hard to go wrong.
Drew Barrymore and Algelica Huston give touching performances as antagonists in the context of a retelling of the Cinderella story. Historians will cringe at the impossible details the plot caused by the mixing of actual Renaissance nobility with fictional characters. Still, it's a feel-good story that viewers will wish really happened.
This is my third copy of this movie. I have replaced it at least once for my own use and given it as a gift to my granddaughters. Not just a fairy tale but a story with lessons in history, philosophy and humanity. While this movie was created in 1998, its story and this telling is ageless.
I have been looking for this on Bluray for some time and now that I have it im not disappointed. First off I love this movie as a great retelling of the story. Throwing DaVinci into the story is just a plus. Fantastic digital transfer for both picture and sound.
I saw this the other day with my wife and she was like remember when we saw that together. So a little stroll through memory lane started and I got to say that it looks very good in Blu Ray glory. Check it out it's a good movie, you will like it.