Article Title

After the Ball


Whitney Troxel


Dependable, Intermediate, Young Adult, Portia Doubleday, Marc-Andre Grondin, Lauren Holly, Sean Garrity, Cinderella, Romance, Comedy, Humor, Fairy Tale

Document Type

Movie Review


Kate Kassell is a recent fashion school graduate with a dream to design couturier. However, since her estranged father’s business is selling “knock-offs” of designer fashions Kate is unable to find a job. In an attempt to reconnect with his daughter, Kate’s father Lee offers her a job at the family business. Kate’s stepmother and stepsisters treat her terribly in repeated attempts to get her to quit. When Kate exceeds expectations her stepmother frames her for corporate espionage and gets Lee to fire his own daughter. With some help from her godmother, Kate disguises herself as a new employee named Nate and returns to the family business to expose her stepmother’s evil ways. Kate not only proves her stepmother’s guilt, but manages to rebuild her relationship with her father.