Ever After

(1998)
Ever After

Starring Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Dougray Scott. (PG)

 

A sort-of modern reworking of the Cinderella legend that’s set in 16th-century France, but boasts a thoroughly modern spunky heroine (Barrymore’s Danielle) who hits her Prince (Scott) in the head with an apple and reads Thomas More’s Utopia in her spare time.

While there’s no fairy godmother (the role of matchmaker is taken by Patrick Godfrey’s Leonardo da Vinci) or wand-waving magic, this is still an enchanting tale for kids that looks absolutely luscious and has a nice grown-up sense of humour (much of it in Huston’s performance as Danielle’s bitch of a stepmother) that makes it as much of a hit with adults as the young girls it was aimed at. 

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Ever After
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