Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister (2002)

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An ironic, revisionist look at the fairy tale themes of beauty and ugliness, Confessions follows Cinderella's "ugly" teenage stepsister, Iris, an English refugee, forced to flee to Holland after her father's violent death. With her once rich and beautiful mother, Margarethe, more concerned about keeping up appearances than finding them shelter, and her overweight, slow-witted sister, Ruth, hardly capable of standing still without breaking something, Iris is forced to rely on her own devices to provide for her family.

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