Ever After

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Ever After is a Cinderella movie with Drew Barrymore as Cinderella. Ever After is different because it is a more realistic version of Cinderella rather than some fantasy versions. Cinderella is named Danielle and referred to as cinder-bottom. Cinderella did not take such a passive role as the original, but was much more strong-willed and opinionated. One of her step-sisters was evil, and the other was kind. Like most Cinderella stories the step-mother was wicked. In Ever After Cinderella meets her Prince because, she was at court impersonating her deceased mother in order to free a servant. Danielle secretly courts the Prince, because her true identity is low class servanthood and it would be socially unacceptable for a prince to associate with such low stature. Danielle is a servant in her own house because, after her father married her step-mother he had a heart-attackand died leaving Danielle inder the rule of her step-mother. Because of the step-mother's jealousy of the love between her husband and Danielle, she treated her harshly. Leonardo da Vinci take the role of the fairy god-mother in this classic tale, and he constructs a pair of wings for Cinderella to wear to the ball. Cinderella intends to tell Prince Henry her true identity at the ball (at which he intended to propse), but before she can say anything her step-mother recognizes Danielle and exposes the truth in front of everyone. The Prince is enraged with Danielle and she runs away crying, leaving behind her glass slipper. When she returns home, Cinderella is sold into servanthood by her step-mother to a wicked man that lives far away in a castle. When confronted with sexual advances by her evil owner Cinderella defends herself with swordsmanship, and releases herself from his ownership. As she steps outside the dark castle she comes face-to-face with the Prince who has come to rescue and marry her, despite her social class that she was born into. They marry and confront her wicked step-mothe and...
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