Ever After

Film, Action and adventure

Time Out says

Barrymore manages just fine in carrying this Cinderella update - updated, that is, in terms of feistied-up characterisation rather than period, which is 16th century France. This Cinderella, named Danielle, is a daddy's girl, jealously guarding the copy of More's Utopia her father (Krabbé) gave her before his death reduced her to wench/farm labourer under an envious stepmother (Huston) and self-deluding stepsisters. She's something of a Renaissance woman, too, in her independent way, knowledgeable in arts both martial and liberal. And something of a paragon: loyal, stoic and true. Given that this is adolescent romance, never straying far from traditional stereotypes, its 'progressive' feel-good aura is mainly down to Barrymore, whose limitations are only exposed in big love scenes.

By: WH


Release details

121 mins

Cast and crew

Andy Tennant
Susannah Grant, Andy Tennant, Rick Parks
Drew Barrymore
Anjelica Huston
Dougray Scott
Patrick Godfrey
Megan Dodds
Timothy West
Judy Parfitt
Jeroen Krabbé
Jeanne Moreau
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