Happily N'Ever After Synopsis
Cinderella's wicked stepmother (Sigourney Weaver) tries to tip the balance between good and evil.

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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
While the cast members, Dick and Prinze in particular, have fun with Robert Moreland's sassy script, the exaggerated, unappealing animation...
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Happily was begun as an old-fashioned 2-D "flat" cartoon and then switched by producer John Williams (of "Shrek") and director Paul J....
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50

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
In all, it's a peculiar mishmash, simultaneously bland and suggestive.
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ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
This movie is the worst kind of offender: it thinks its funny and clever, but it is neither. The filmmakers have mistaken banality for wit...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Who would have thought an animated comedy satirizing the predictable nature of fairy tales could be so grim?
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30

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
N'ever was an apostrophe so misplaced, n'ever was the prospect of good cheer so perversely defeated.
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25

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Happily N'Ever After carjacks "Cinderella" and puts her wicked stepmother behind the wheel.
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25

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A pallidly "hip" revision of classic fairy tales that would be better told straight up if anyone had the nerve. It will divert small...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
The best that can be said of this charmless animated picture is that whether or not it ends happily -- an outcome you're unlikely to give a...
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Entertainment Weekly

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Stuffed with stock characters -- the vain prince, the critter sidekicks -- who adamantly stay stock.
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happily n'ever after

By cool_runnings
good movie kids will enjoy....

Happily N'Ever After

By family_wailgum
Didn't like any of the characters. Not sure it was the movie theater or movie but the sound was not consistent. Somewhat bored....

UNHAPPILY EVER AFTER

By CINEMAX 14
MY SON SAW IT AND REALLY LIKED IT!! SO IT MUST BE GOOD!!...

OH MAAAIDEN

By AndreaCross
as far as plot and storyline went it was a great movie, however I didnt think that Sarah Michelle Geller and Freddie Prinze JR should have played together in the movie, you know that if they are in a...

The kids liked it ok, but not as much as Shrek...

By denny_ballgame
The movie was ok, but I was expecting it to be a little wittier. I think the kids liked the Shrek movies better because the characters were more likeable. The main characters in this were animated...

This had to be the worstest movies I've seen in years....

By Lonewolf7731
This had to be the worstest movie that I've seen in years. You know a movie is really bad when your 3 years old looks over at you at the end of the movie and tells you so. I never got the plot,...

Happily N'Ever After

By Kenny's Grandma
After just having seen Happy Feet a few weeks ago, maybe I am not being fair. This movie was okay but not one of my favorites....

Happily N'Ever After

By jlw1619
A bit bland compared to the animated titles being released these days. What it could have made up for in entertainment would have been lost in the run time. It was too short and I felt like I could...

Happily never after review

By lindseyamd
Happily never after was exactly how I rated it, so-so. Definitely some funny parts but bland for the most part....

Sadly N`ever funny

By mgikshroom
I never agree with the critics on movies. In fact I look for the movies they dog and then go to them. This movie bored me and my five year old daughter said it was so-so. Actually her exact words...

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Rated PG | For some mild action and rude humor
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 6+ Shrek wannabe isn't offensive ... or fun.
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