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After the Ball (2015)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 24 April 2015 (USA)
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After a young fashion designer runs afoul of her corrupt stepmother and stepsisters, she dons a disguise to help save the family business for her father.

Director:

Sean Garrity

Writers:

Jason Sherman (screenplay), Kate Melville (screenplay) | 7 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Portia Doubleday ... Kate Kassell / Nate
Marc-André Grondin ... Daniel
Chris Noth ... Lee Kassell
Lauren Holly ... Elise
Natalie Krill ... Tannis
Anna Hopkins ... Simone
David Michael David Michael ... Maurice
Mimi Kuzyk ... Bella Shapiro
Carlo Rota ... Richard
Colin Mochrie ... Colin Frost
Michael Mancini ... Receptionist
Lola Tash ... Polly
Deena Aziz ... Couture Executive
Sasha Lipskaia Sasha Lipskaia ... Russian Model
Henry Kwok ... Ron Sakamoto
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Storyline

After the Ball, a retail fairy tale set in the world of fashion. Kate's dream is to design for couturier houses. Although she is a bright new talent, Kate can't get a job. No one trusts the daughter of Lee Kassell, a retail guru who markets clothes "inspired" by the very designers Kate wants to work for. Who wants a spy among the sequins and stilettos? Reluctantly, Kate joins the family business where she must navigate around her duplicitous stepmother and two wicked stepsisters, but with help from a prince of a guy in the shoe department, a god-brotherly gay pal in the design office, her godmother's vintage clothes, and a shocking switch of identities, Kate exposes the evil trio, saves her father's company, and proves that everyone can wear a fabulous dress. Written by -KO Fashions

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Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English | French | Italian

Release Date:

24 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

12 Badaladas de Amor See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,969, 24 April 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$160,165, 26 April 2015
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Trivia

The movie shares its title with the most successful song of its era, published in 1891 and written by Charles K. Harris. The middle initial "K" stands for "Kassell", the name used for the fictional fashion house where the movie takes place. See more »

Goofs

At around 48:24, Tannis and Simone are in Tannis's office plotting against Nate when Tannis's nameplate shifts around. In one shot it faces the door and in another it faces Tannis; at one point Simone moves it out of the way but then it's immediately in its original spot when the camera moves. See more »

Quotes

Colin: I am a big fan of your work.
Nate: I wish I could say the same.
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Eine kleine Nachtmusik
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Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Fun & Funny
23 May 2015 | by cekadahSee all my reviews

After the Ball is purely light entertainment with lots of make believe and succeeds in keeping it that way throughout the story.

A very simple tale of a girl fresh out of designer school and discovering the job market is a tough place for her profession. Her father gives her a chance in his clothing manufacturing business and Kate/Nate ends up saving the business from sinister doings!!

Yes its a silly story with a little bit of Cinderella and The Devil Wears Prada thrown in but the director Sean Garrity keeps it simple and fun and doesn't get too invested into the 'feelings' of the characters. Portia Doubleday is better at being the character Nate than she is at being Kate. And the two 'sisters' are perfect at being the buffoons of the story.

If you get a chance check this one out!


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