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Ever After: A Cinderella Story


This Cinderella is far from a victim. Much to her stepmother's demise, Danielle's independence and intelligence attract the love of the prince.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

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common sense

ON for kids age 8
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5
Educational value
0 out of 5
3 out of 5
Positive messages
3 out of 5
Positive role models
3 out of 5
Sexy Stuff
1 out of 5
Violence & scariness
2 out of 5

Charming take on Cinderella tale has strong heroine.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this version of the Cinderella story is darker than Disney's -- it doesn't shy away from the nastiness that pervades the relationship between the stepmother and Cinderella (here known as Danielle) -- but it's also far more inspiring and empowering. Though Danielle is in dire straits, she isn't in desperate need of rescuing and is actually the one who stands up for others' rights. Younger kids may be disturbed by some characters' excessive, non-cartoonish meanness, but much of that is mitigated by the great storytelling and sweet romance, which tweens and older will enjoy. Expect some fistfights and swordplay, a sad on-screen death, plus some language ("horses--t" and some muttered, hard-to-hear "f--k"s, which were edited out of the PG-rated version that was released on VHS but remain in the PG-13 version that was released theatrically and on DVD).

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about how this movie differs from more traditional versions of the Cinderella story. is its central message different as well?
  • Does the stepmother truly not love Danielle? Is the feeling mutual? Why does Danielle still seek her love?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Audience Reviews

4 stars

I didnt think Id like this movie but I did

- dukeakasmudge, Sunday, October 25, 2009

3 stars

This movie was ok..

- LWOODS04, Sunday, April 26, 2009

3 stars

Solid kid's entertainment and occasionally amusing

- kenstachnik, Friday, October 10, 2008