In 16th-century France, Auguste de Barbarac is a widower and the father of eight-year-old Danielle. Was this review helpful. Danielle toils as their servant, at their beck and call in the mansion that once was her happy home.
The Grand Dame tells the brothers that the point was that her great-great grandparents lived. Angelica Huston really adds the evil to the "evil stepmother".
The addition of Da Vinci, if historically incorrect, is a nice twist on the Fairy Godmother. George Fenton's music adds an accompaniment to the lush look of this period romance.
Henry finds her and proposes to her by placing the slipper on her foot. Families can talk about how Ever After differs from more traditional versions of the Cinderella story. But Danielle still catches the eye of rebellious Prince Henry Dougray Scottwho's in the market for a bride: Being an artist and all, I thoroughly enjoyed the character of Leonardo da Vinci.
Why does Danielle still seek her love. To find out why we don't review R-rated movies, click here. He buys her silence with gold because he is fleeing an arranged marriage to the Spanish Princess Gabriella.
Did you identify with Violet. Later, when Danielle poses as a Lady, the Prince takes an interest in her. Meaning that the characters of the film only share the names of royals but are not meant to be the historical figures themselves. Meanwhile, in order to buy back the servant Maurice using the gold Henry gave her, Danielle dresses as a noblewoman but is warned that she will be severely punished if discovered.
He buys her silence with gold because he is fleeing an arranged marriage to the Spanish Princess Gabriella. This is one movie that I can recommend with a clear conscience. While the story is fictional, it involves several historical figures, places and events. Danielle has bloody scratches on her back from being whipped -- however, we don't see the actual act.
Cinderella, as we know her, is actually Danielle Drew Barrymorea young woman who loses her father shortly after he remarries, leaving her alone with a stepmother Anjelica Huston who cares not a whit about her and stepsisters who follow their mom's lead.
How was the scene in which Violet shaves her head a metaphor for her shedding her entire value system. Cathy Young 5 June Warning: In fact, I don't know if the filmmakers knew this but this scene resembles an allegedly true story from the Middle Ages when a city was under siege by an enemy force, and as part of the terms of surrender, the leader of the enemy forces promised to let all the women leave town, taking away anything they could carry.
Then again, I saw it on cable and didn't even pay the price of the rental. I don't mind Cinderella being reinvented as feisty, independent or educated. Reviewed by Maitland McDonagh Rating: Ten years later, Danielle Drew Barrymore is now treated as a servant by the trio.
While the movie may have special resonance for African American audiences, it should appeal to all fans of sparking romantic fare. Meanwhile, in order to buy back the servant Maurice using the gold Henry gave her, Danielle dresses as a noblewoman but is warned that she will be severely punished if discovered.
Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Ever After is a winner. After which, Danielle is whipped as punishment. There are only 2 instances where the scummy villain makes a lustful comment toward Danielle.
Meanwhile, Rodmilla schemes to marry Marguerite to Henry. While Danielle is talking to her friend Gustave, Henry rides up and asks for directions; she runs and hides. Later, when leaving for a trip, Auguste dies of a heart attack.
The problem is that "well done" is not a phrase I would use with regard to "Ever After. Sign in to vote. Well, people, readers of the JfH movie reviews, this movie rocked!.
Apr 16, · My last in the Cinderella series. Ever After is the most modern Cinderella and most educated. Very well done, enchanting and moves us away. A review of the new Netflix original movie, Nappily Ever After, starring Sanaa Lathan. The talented actress can’t save this mess.
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Please do not use ALL CAPS. Many would say Ever After easily matched if not An amazing Cinderella remake that I would suggest to anyone with children or even adults as it has awe inspiring messages and amazing.
Nappily Ever After Is Smarter About Womanhood Than It Is About Black Hair For some viewers, of course, there’s no separating the two. Ever After is not your typical fairy tale story. Sure it's about the famous Cinderella story, but it's [thankfully] leaves out the magical "fairy godmother" aspects of it.
In this romantic tale, Danielle is a young country girl growing up in 16th-century France who moves in with her father and evil stepmother, Rodmilla (Angelica Houston).Her father dies suddenly of a stroke, & she is left with.
Sep 21, · With humor and honesty, grounded by very strong performances, "Nappily Ever After" (screenplay adaptation by Cee Marcellus and Adam Brooks) is the story of Violet's gradual - and sometimes painful - embrace of her natural hair.3/5.Ever after movie review