Starring Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Dougray Scott, Melanie Lynskie, Patrick Godfrey, Jeanne Moreau
Lovely. Captivating. Fantastic.
Retelling of the Cinderella fairy tale with a modern sensibility, Drew Barrymore gives her best performance as Danielle, an orphaned girl raised by her cruel step-mother in the company of her two tedious step-sisters. A chance encounter with a prince offers a glimmer of hope for a happy ending, one that the audience knows will come, but, thanks to compelling storytelling, delights anyways. Anjelica Huston is an ideal cruel stepmother. She revels in the role, making her funny as well as cruel.
-Walter Tyrone Howard-