Cinderella Story

2006-03-30 12:39

Cinderella never had it this bad. In "A Cinderella Story" - a twisted update of the classic fairy tale - high school senior Sam Montgomery (Hilary Duff) lives at the beck and call of her self-obsessed step-mother Fiona (Jennifer Coolidge) and her wicked step-sisters, who treat her more like a servant than a member of the family.

With her sights set on attending Princeton University, Sam finds her less-than-sparkling social life take a turn for the better when she meets her prince charming online. But when her anonymous cyber soul mate turns out to be her high school's uber-popular quarterback Austin Ames (Chad Michael Murray), Sam makes a mad dash back to reality, leaving her cell phone behind just before the clock strikes midnight.

Fearing rejection if her secret is revealed, Sam dodges Austin's efforts to discover the identity of his princess. Will Sam let fear hold her back, or will she find the courage to be herself and claim the life she's always wanted?

Her chance at "happily ever after" depends on it.

What the critics are saying:

"Besides adolescent girls who either want to be Hilary Duff or want to slobber over Chad Michael Murray, the story offers nothing new to an already beaten-to-death teen genre."
- Kit Bowen,

"The movie strains to bend the fairy tale to accommodate another coarse high school comedy of air-headed teenage vixens ganging up on a meek little angel."
- Stephen Holden, New York Times

"Mean Girls it's not; a plastic butter knife has more edge. But sometimes it's nice to know your kids won't cut their fingers."
- Ty Burr, Boston Globe

Even Hilary Duff, the button-nosed darling of the American teen scene, can't rescue this drab-as-oatmeal update from total failure. Strictly for woolly headed pre-teens and people in need of 90 minutes of sleep.

Bianca 2004/09/26 10:45 AM
Cinderella Story It is the cutest movie about love, happiness and trust. It's for sure a must see for girls. (And the ending is so special..) Cinderella Story
Tash 2004/09/26 1:04 PM
Grooooooooovey! I thought it was great, but definitly not a movie 4 all
Nana 2004/09/26 5:24 PM
good very good it has all been done before so it aint that good but it is OK for iff you want a romantic comedy mean girls
Sandy 2004/09/26 7:26 PM
Cinderella story A good movie. If you enjoy teen age love stories you have to see it. Cinderella Story
Madlé 2004/10/05 7:31 PM
what a winner a real chick's movie. The perfect thing for a girls night out. Ps: don't forget the tissuses so
*** 2006/12/14 10:45 AM
Cinderella Story Same old soppy story line - it's like watching a boring soapie - same story, no unique or interesting dialogue and no original thought. Come on - where are all the good writers - a good teen story shoudn't be that hard to write?
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