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1 it's not a bad thing to update old stories .
2 it's done all the time in the oral tradition .
3 the difficulty with this film is not that the tale has changed , it's that it's dry .
4 the new cinderella , danielle ( drew barrymore ) is not sitting around waiting for her prince to come .
5 she's a woman of the late twentieth century albeit situated in sixteenth century france .
6 when her father dies , she stays on in his house even though she is mistreated by her wicked stepmother rodmilla ( anjelica huston ) .
7 she works by day , but reads sir thomas more by firelight at night .
8 although the story is updated , you know the plot .
9 danielle meets prince henry ( dougray scott ) , goes to a ball disguised , is later found out and they live happily ever after .
10 the movie is often like watching a filmed play .
11 theater in real life is engrossing .
12 theater on the screen is usually lifeless .
13 there doesn't seem to be much going on .
14 the camera can be a star of films .
15 here it's a co-conspirator .
16 danielle's convictions are compromised .
17 a socialist and a feminist , she pretends to be royalty to get her man .
18 a kind woman , her last act in the movie is one of revenge .
19 the most enjoyable characters are the most cartoonish .
20 the fairy godmother stand-in , leonardo da vinci ( patrick godfrey ) is fun to watch as the eccentric old man who advises danielle .
21 huston is enjoyable in her over-the-top wickedness .
22 in all fairness , my companion loved the film .
23 maybe it's one of those " chick flicks " that men don't like .
24 it is certainly a date film .
25 nearly the entire audience was couples .
26 oh well , maybe it's good for something .
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