Ever After

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment; $19.98
Feature; PG-13
Director:Andy Tennant
Cast:Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston and Dougray Scott

This revisionist Cinderella tale not only ditches the pumpkin and the mice but swaps the fairy godmother for ... Leonardo da Vinci? Indeed, co-writer/director Tennant makes some curious choices in this radical adaptation, the best of which is his decision to favor chutzpah over hocus-pocus. Thankfully, Barrymore, who aces her 16th-century elocution, is not as fragile as her footwear, and the result is a fairy tale that's a lot more feminist, and consequently, a lot less Grimm.