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"Ever After": Best Film of 1998,
By A Customer
This review is from: Ever After - A Cinderella Story [VHS] (VHS Tape)
Okay, I'll admit "Private Ryan" was pretty powerful, but who can bare to watch it more than once (ladies) or twice (men)? "Ever After", on the other hand, has the charm, fabulous performances, rich story, and humor to appeal to men, women and children alike. It's a timeless telling of the well-known Cinderella fairytale, told with clever humor and some great twists. My husband, who loathes "chick-flicks", gave it his personal "thumbs up". Upon viewing the video w/ my girlfriend who has a BA in French and minored in French History (in other words,extremely discriminating), she suddenly declared in the middle of film "I HAVE to own this movie!". As it is, everyone I know owns this film. I am just sorry I never saw it in theatre. It received fine accolades by critics, but poor advertising. Do see "Ever After" on video. In fact, don't waste $3 renting it--just buy it. Chances are you will, anyway! It has everything--fabulous acting by Huston and Barrymore, wonderful romance via a handsome Prince (Dougray Scott, bestill my heart!), great music, wit, and spirit. One of my personal favorites of all time!