Ever After

Jays Rating:
Actors: / /

This week, if you’re in the mood for a chick flick, see Ever After. Macho guy that I am, I didn’t want to see a love story. However, my wife said she “accidentally” led me into the wrong movie. Yeah, right. This story is about a beautiful young woman named Danielle, played by Drew Barrymore. Her father died unexpectedly when Danielle was eight, leaving her at the mercy of her evil stepmother and stepsisters. Ten years later, when Danielle was gathering apples, a man on horseback rode across the apple orchard owned by her father. Realizing that the horse belonged to her father, she threw an apple and hit the man in the forehead, knocking him off the horse. (We need her to pitch for the Devil Rays.) The rider was really a Prince who felt pity on the servant girl and tossed her a few coins. The next day, the Prince was formally introduced to her when he came to her aid in a slavery dispute, yet he didn’t recognize her because she was dressed as a courtesan. Over the next few days the Prince and Danielle meet on several occasions and they began to fall in love. The problem: at a masquerade ball five days later, the Prince was to announce the name of the lady he wishes to marry. The day of the ball, Danielle’s wicked stepmother locks her in the cellar. Believe it or not, Danielle escapes with the help of Leonardo DaVinci, don’s a beautiful dress and glass slippers left to her by her real mother, and rushes to the ball. I think you know the rest of the story. This film had action, funny one-liners and was a charming -yet not too mushy- love story. Even a manly guy like me could handle it. I gave it a B rating.

This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.