Parents' Guide to

After the Ball

By Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Cinderella offshoot has dull characters, predictable plot.

Movie NR 2015 111 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 13+

Lots of hidden messages you may not want your kids to see yet

After reading some of the reviews on this movie, I thought it would be ok to show to my 9 and half year old and 11 and a half year old. I agree with the other reviews that it is predictable and mildly entertaining. My girls seemed to enjoy it. BUT... a warning to other parents that there are gay references scattered throughout the movie, even a trip to a gay bar. This might be ok for adults to watch, however I really don't think it is necessary to put into a movie aimed at kids and teenagers. All in all, I wouldn't recommend for under 13s.
age 10+

FAV comfort movie

After the ball is more than just another Cinderella movie. Kate is not the Cinderella archetype, she is a career woman with high goals for herself and is obviously disappointed when she is unable to meet those goals. It contains plenty of jokes for the adults in the audience. While the movie is cheesy at times, overall it’s a cute watch and never fails to make me feel better.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (2 ):

AFTER THE BALL isn't the worst idea for a Cinderella-inspired romcom. Kate is more than a princess; she's also a designer. The prince has a paying job and creative talents and believes in Kate. A design setting is a fun backdrop for a fairy tale come to life with the glitz and glamour of the fashion industry. But here the characters are not particularly compelling, the design world it recreates looks built on a budget, and the plot moves slowly but obviously through the paces. The result is an uninspired message about following your dreams and a clichéd recreation of characters who could've used a bit more spark.

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