Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998)
I have a hunch that this film along with Little Women and A Little Princess has a BIG influence on who I am today. Feminist themes run rampant in the Drew Barrymore led film. Every After borrows from the original Cinderella tale the film undoubtedly and makes it its own. It’s a visually stunning film, and the moment Danielle steps out in her gown and her wings is an iconic one that has stuck with me ever since seeing it when I was seven years old. I had a crush on Dougray Scott’s Prince Henry and then even more of a crush on Barrymore’s Danielle when she proved to be the hero who could carry Dougray out on her shoulders if need be. Director Andy Tennant instilled whimsy, progressive storylines and magical realism in this film and I can’t see it fading from my favorite list any time soon.
Make sure to go and see Disney’s Cinderella out in theaters Friday, March 13th.