Ever After Short Story Analysis

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Ever After: The Real Cinderella “What is that phrase you use? Oh, yes. Once upon a time......there lived a young girl...” (Dialogue Transcript). Girls dream of fairytales and finding their prince charming just like Cinderella, but the fact is fairy god mothers do not exist. In July1998 (Ever After) director Andy Tennant delivered Ever After: a Cinderella story. Writers created this fairytale without magic pumpkins or unrealistic glass slippers, making it relatable for viewers. This dramatic romance story comes with tragedies, as well as true love. Ever After faces servants, lies, royals, and an evil step mother but nothing will keep their love apart. Ever After follows the story of a woman named Danielle De Barbarac, a strong free willed woman…show more content…
According to IMDb Box Office the Budget was estimated to be $26,000,000. However opening weekend in the USA Ever After earned $8,526,904, on August 2, 1998, Wide Release. Overall Gross USA: $65,705,771. Cumulative Worldwide Gross coming in at $32,299,895. This beautiful rendition was written by Susannah Grant, Andy Tennant, and Rick Parks (Full Cast). Ever After was a major hit on rotten tomatoes rating 91% on the tomatometer, and 84% for Audience Score (Ever After). Although Ever After has great ratings anyone who knows history will know the time line of this movie does not add up. “Leonardo Da Vinci is portrayed as a very old man and is a guest of the King of France. Prince Henry appears to be 18-20 years old in the movie; however, Da Vinci died in 1519 and the actual Henry II was born in 1516, so Henry would have only been 3 years old during Da Vinci's visit” (Question about). On the other hand, this movie was based in France and filmed in France according to…show more content…
Throughout all the tragedies and drama Drew Barrymore and Dougray Scott were able to bring the characters, Danielle De Barbarac and Prince Henry to life, making their story relatable to the audience. All in all the Director, writers, and actors gave an outstanding performance showing viewers the real Cinderella story. “And while Cinderella and her Prince did live happily ever after..... the point, gentlemen..... is that they lived” (Ever After…Dialogue

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