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The Dream Machine --- The Imagination of the World Wide Web
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The main stars certainly don't measure up to Leonardo DiCaprio or Claire Danes. Instead, Drew Barrymore is an adequate Cinderella, and Dougray Scott - he's no DiCaprio - is the prince. Cinderella is stuck, as usual, slaving around doing chores for her wicked stepmother, until she meets the prince while trying to buy back a servant. She runs into him a few more times, pretending to be a rich countess, and naturally, they fall in love.
Everybody who views Ever After" will know exactly what is going to happen.
A few of the scenes were entertaining, and it was rather amusing to watch the wicked stepmother get her due, but this movie just didn't seem worth my time. I later realized that the only reason the previews seemed appealing was because they featured great popular songs - no doubt a ploy to draw teens to this movie. My advice: skip the movie and just buy the soundtrack.