PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The Brothers Grimm arrive at the home of a wealthy Grande Dame who speaks of the many legends surrounding the fable of the cinder girl before telling the "true" story of her ancestor.
There is no character called "Cinderella" in the film. Instead, the main protagonist is named Danielle. This version is also one of the few, if not the only, adaptations of the fairytale that doesn't feature magical or fantastical elements. There's no talking mice, magic or a fairy godmother. Leonardo da Vinci in the film instead acts as a replacement character for the fairy godmother, helping Danielle get dressed for the masquerade ball.
I thought I was looking at your mother.
Various words, such as "philanthropist" and "management," that did not exist at the time are used. It can be assumed we are hearing a modern English translation of what the characters were actually saying.
While the theatrical version was rated PG-13, the VHS version was edited to remove three swear words in order to be suitable for a PG rating. The DVD and Blu-ray versions are uncut.
$8,526,904 2 August 1998