"Why, if it isn't Ethel Barrymore." (No, Drew Barrymore!) ("Anyone? Anyone? Anyone?") ("Why does she keep doing that?")
Crystal at In The Classic Old Days Of Hollywood, is hosting the Third Annual Barrymore Trilogy Blogathon!
Yes, yes, I know that Drew Barrymore isn't one of The Three, but she is on the list of possible actors and actress to review for this. So it's not cheating.
Anyway, enough talk, here is my review of a Cinderella story set in Leonardo de Vinci's time:
Ever After, A Cinderella Story (1998):
"What is that phrase you use? Oh yes, Once upon a time..."
Danielle is a girl who only wants one thing, the love of a mother. Danielle does what ever her step-mother says, so that maybe one day she will love Danielle. When Danielle's step-mother, Baroness Rodmilla de Ghent, sells one of the servants Danielle does the unthinkable, she dresses about her rank so that she can go to the castle and get Maurice back. But, there she runs into the rebel prince, Henry, and he is stunned by her amazing words.
"Is there anything you don't do?"
Genre: Fairytale retelling, Period Drama, Romance.
Costumes: 9! These costumes are fabulous! Besides that fact that some of them are a little low (coughMargueritecough) and in one part a character is in their underclothes for a scene, they are all stunning and they fit the period so well!! Okay, I also don't like one of Henry's.
My favorite: Though the Baroness's outfits are elegant, my favorites are Danielle's. Sorry, this is the best picture I could find of it.
|"You look like a girl!"|
"Do not speak unless you can improve the silence."
Directed by: Andy Tennant
Based on: Cinderella, by Charles Perrault
Drew Barrymore as Danielle. (I think she is a great for this part, but some people don't like her accent.)
"You have more conviction in one sentence than I have in my entire being!"
Megan Dodds as Marguerite.
Melanie Lynskey as Jacqueline. "You're only here for the food."
Patrick Godfrey as Leonardo da Vinci.
Timothy West as King Francis. "I thought I had problems."
Judy Parfitt as Queen Marie.
Matyelok Gibbs as Louise.
Kate Lansbury as Paulette.
Music by: George Fenton.
Quotes: 10! "There was a bee." My sisters and I use this all. the. time!
"You learn to pay attention."
Good For: Fairytale lovers!
The lovely Olivia at Meanwhile in Rivendell... made this header and I am loving it!
Why I have this header is because the top middle picture is from Ever After!
Thank you so much for reading! Be sure to go check out the rest of the fun!