2-3. Hmm. Goes out of its way to interact, a bit more in-depth, with the political realities of the setting, but doesn't really evoke meaning beyond broad idealism. It's ambitious regarding HOW MUCH it's trying to accomplish plot-wise, but I'm not sure it was worth doing so, if it's not going to follow economic and political realisms to their logical conclusions. Cinderella might be better left as an abstraction.
A fair reworking of the Cinderella story serves lead Drew Barrymore quite well but the blandness of Dougray Scott sucks the romance a little dry. Angelica Huston is quite inspired here as well as the iconic evil stepmother. More pleasing on release than the visit this evening but one still covets that lovely masque gown. Enjoyable enough time filler for that wee princess within us all.