Danielle (Drew Barrymore), orphaned by her father's death, is raised by a wicked and snotty stepmother (Anjelica Huston) and her two daughters. When she accidentally stumbles onto Prince Henry (Dougray Scott), the future King of France, the two inspire one another to resolve their respective troubles at home in this romantic fable.
The film was originally going to be called CINDERELLA.
"...Mischievous fun. The radiant Barrymore energizes Cinderella with a tough core of intelligence and wit..." (Rolling Stone)
"...Unexpectedly witty..." (Entertainment Weekly)
"...[A] surprisingly clever take on the classic fairy tale....[Barrymore displays] her enthusiasm and wit..." (Premiere)
"...[Barrymore gives a] buoyant, unaffected performance..." (New York Times)
"...[Barrymore] is thoroughly likable....Anjelica Huston is wonderfully hateful yet magnificently subtle....A lively sense of humor keeps up the pace..." (Box Office)