Today's entry is devoted to my love of the Cinderella story, in all its various incarnations. I love these three movie versions in particular.
1. Disney's Cinderella
What can I say? I've watched this movie so many times I've lost count. It was a staple part of my childhood, so maybe that's why I've carried this myth with me into adulthood. I still have the video (too early for DVDs!) stashed away in a drawer, the box a little battered and ragged after all these years. I think I've finally outgrown all the cutesyness, all the singing and dancing animals. Yet the story will always endure...
2. Ever After
This is one of those rare movies I love every single second of. I would not change a single thing about this film, even if I had the power to. I feel Drew Barrymore's character is so well played and the romance is so breathtakingly genuine and real that it thrills me to watch it. I love how it manages to make the Cinderella tale more realistic, more sassy and ultimately more touching. Well, I know what I'll be doing tomorrow night - rewatching this beautiful film!
3. A Cinderella Story
I know it was silly, quaint and teenybopper, yet somehow I totally enjoyed watching this. Yeah, Hilary Duff is not completely my cup of tea, but damn, this movie had so many other things going for it that I just ran with it - comic moments, kooky characters, one stunningly beautiful gown, not to mention Chad Michael Murray as the modern day Prince Charming, sigh. It was fun, but I don't think I shall attempt to repeat the experience. Let good memories lie where they will.
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