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Ever AfterI love the framing story of two men (I think they're the Brothers Grimm) who meet a woman who claims her ancestor was a real Cinderella story and then proceeds to prove it to them.
I love the twists on the Cinderella story, such as the way she gets to the ball at the end and how she rescues herself (go Drew Barrymore!) The villains are great-Anjelica Huston is a great evil stepmother; she's a huge social climber who can't wait to marry off her daughter to the prince. The other secondary characters are also great like the guardsman who falls for the nice stepsister and the servants who love Drew Barrymore's character. I also like the inclusion of da Vinci even if it's incredibly historically inaccurate.
This is a great version of Cinderella and I highly recommend that you see it, if you haven't!