Ever After [Blu-ray] [1998]

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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (39 out of 39)

Synopsis


Ever After
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. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Drew Barrymore
    Drew Barrymore - Danielle
  • Anjelica Huston
    Anjelica Huston - Rodmilla
  • Dougray Scott
    Dougray Scott - Prince Henry
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    Patrick Godfrey - Leonardo da Vinci
  • Megan Dodds
    Megan Dodds - Marguerite



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars with 39 reviews

100%of customers would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Enchanting Film.

    Posted
    Russell2go

    It can be said that there are too many Cinderella stories in existence. But one wonders what it would have been really like had the events of Cinderella occurred in the time. This is as good as it gets. We get more of a deeper understanding and frankly, impressive version of your 'typical' Cinderella story and transform it to a romance that seems realistic and entertaining. Drew Barrymore performs excellently in her role of Danielle, as well as never underestimated performance from Angelica Houston as the Stepmother. There are tender moments, comic relief, sense of tragedy, and most importantly a surprising addiction this outstanding version of a classic tale. I can't see how anyone could truly despise this movie in any way unless they despise quality. In all, this retelling has brought a sense of enchantment to a story that I knew how it ended. That's pretty impressive if you ask me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    fantastic family film

    Posted
    butterfoot

    A unique spin on the much loved cinderella story. To keep a servant from being sent to the americas to help pay for her stepmothers debt, Danielle dresses abover her station and catches the eye of the prince in the process. He subsequently tries to spend time with her and they fall in love, but her stepmothers conniving ways separate them. Drew Barrymore and Dougray Scott's chemistry in the movie is undeniable and Anjelica Huston's portrayal of the "wicked stepmother" is flawless.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My Favorite Movie of all time

    Posted
    rdmj

    I have seen this move over 100(not kidding) times and I absolutely love it. A great twist on the Cinderella story. If you like a well acted well put together movie that moves along quite nicely you will love this movie. Drew Barrymore is perfect for this role. Angelica Houston is wonderful as the "wicked stepmother". LOVE IT !!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of My Favorites

    Posted
    ugaalum2006
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    This has been one of my favorite movies for years. I was excited to see it at my Best Buy store at such a great price. My only wish is that it had more extras because its pretty much the same as the dvd. With my blu rays I usually like the little extra stuff especially when you have seen the movie as much as I have.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Tweaked Cinderella story

    Posted
    Zylus11
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    I remember watching this movie back in 98-99 and enjoying the hell out of the changes to the Cinderella mythology. Years later I watched it again and the first thing that struck me was the length of the movie. The video transfer quality is not great but the movie is well worth watching with your significant other.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the greatest Cinderella stories yet!

    Posted
    Tenshi

    I absolutely loved this version of the Cinderella story. First off, Drew Barrymore was perfect for the role, and the rest of the cast was wonderful as well. Anjelica Huston made me really hate her character (which was the point). The costumes were also fantastic. Everything about this movie was great!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A fun highly entertaining twist on a classic tale

    Posted
    PhotoGirl4Ever
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    Drew Barrymore shines in this romantic adventure, putting a new twist on the classic tale. It is the best Cinderella movie EVER. The cinematography is grand and they spared no expense on the costumes or the locations resulting in a rich treat for the eyes. I didn't want it to end. Don't miss it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Can watch it whenever!

    Posted
    Mistpryncess

    Do you have that one movie in your collection that you can watch over and over and not get sick of it? This movie is it for me! The "realistic" take on a Cinderella story is positivly wonderful! Drew Barrymore and Angelica Houston are outstanding in this movie. If you don't own it, get it!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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