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EverAfter: A Cinderella Story [1998] (1 disc)

Director:Andy Tennant
Writer:Andy Tennant
Rick Parks
Susannah Grant
Composer:George Fenton
Length:100 minutes
(1 hour 40 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Suggested Event Use:Valentines Day
Sorting Category:RomCom
Sorting Tub:Foxtrot
IMDB Rating:6.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:92%
Amazon Rating:5.0/5 stars
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Synopsis: An elderly woman calls the Brothers Grimm to her home in order to pass to them the "true" story of Cinderella.

Reaction: Touching, charming and well made.

Personal Rating: 8/10

Andy Tennant => Director / Writer
Rick Parks => Writer
Susannah Grant => Writer
George Fenton => Composer
Alex Pooley => Young Jacqueline
Andy Henderson => Jacob Grimm
Anjelica Huston => Baroness Rodmilla De Ghent
Anna Maguire => Young Danielle
Dougray Scott => Prince Henry
Drew Barrymore => Danielle De Barbarac
Elizabeth Earl => Young Marguerite
Jeroen Krabbé => Auguste De Barbarac
Joerg Stadler => Wilhelm Grimm
Judy Parfitt => Queen Marie
Lee Ingleby => Gustave
Mark Lewis => Gypsy Leader
Megan Dodds => Marguerite De Ghent
Melanie Lynskey => Jacqueline De Ghent
Patrick Godfrey => Leonardo da Vinci
Richard O'Brien => Pierre Le Pieu
Ricki Cuttell => Young Gustave
Susan Field => Laundry Supervisor
Timothy West => King Francis
Toby Jones => Royal Page
Virginia García => Princess Gabriella
Walter Sparrow => Maurice

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • King Francois I of France (called Francis in the movie) bought the Mona Lisa for 4000 ecus.
  • The pale blue dress Danielle wears the day she and Henry visit the monastery is the exact same dress Marguerite refused to wear to the ball because "fifty other girls will be wearing the exact same color."
  • As depicted in the film, the real [?] Leonardo da Vinci kept the Mona Lisa with him all the time until his death.
  • When Danielle is swimming in the lake, she is using the inverted breaststroke. It was popular in medieval and Renaissance Europe, and is still commonly taught as a survival stroke. In Australia, it is called the "Survival Backstroke."
  • At the start of the film when the [?] Brothers Grimm are talking to the queen about the many different versions of the Cinderella story they mention that in some versions the slippers she wears to the ball are fur rather than glass. This refers to Charles Perrault's version of the story, which was the first to introduce the glass slipper (which in French is "pantoufle de verre"), and how some people believe it was actually an misinterpretation of the words for a fur slipper (pantoufle de vair).
  • The Mona Lisa was painted on wooden panel, so it would be impossible to roll it up into a tube.
  • The portrait of Drew Barrymore's character (which is painted by Leonardo Da Vinci in the film) is actually modeled after another Da Vinci Work, "La Scapigliata".
  • In the opening scenes, Paulette and Louise mention that Maurice has been sold to Cartier and is bound for the Americas. This would make the film set in the year 1534, the year Jacques Cartier sailed to North America.