A Cinderella Story (2004)

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AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: An uninspired, generic updating of the classic fairy tale.


Movie Info

Cute but geeky high-school student Samantha Martin (Hilary Duff) is knocked off her feet by her father's untimely death, which leaves his diner and Samantha's well-being in the care of Fiona (Jennifer Coolidge), Sam's thoroughly wicked stepmother. Not one to take on such menial tasks as dishwashing and mopping floors, Fiona exploits Sam's dependence as a method of hoisting any dirty work off her own shoulders. School is hardly a break for Samantha, particularly when Shelby (Julie Gonzalo) is … More

Rating: PG (for mild language and innuendo)
Genre: Drama, Kids & Family, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Leigh Dunlap
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 19, 2004
Box Office: $51.4M
Runtime:
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site

Cast


as Sam Montgomery

as Carter

as Shelby

as Mrs. Wells

as Gabriella

as Sam's Dad

as Austin's Dad

as Madison

as Ryan

as Caitlyn

as Young Sam

as Swim Coach

as Coach

as Mr. Farrell

as Mr. Rothman

as Young Gabriella

as Young Brianna

as Bachelorette No. 1

as Bachelorette No. 2

as Beautiful Bacheloret...

as Bachelorette

as District Attorney

as Rollerskating Waitre...

as Rollerskating Waitre...

as Girl at Car Wash

as Locker Guy

as Cheerleader/Dancer N...

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as Fighting Frog Mascot

as Webster Long

as Halloween Dancer

as George Papadapolis

as Halloween Dancer

as Katherine Calder-You...

as Halloween Dancer

as Halloween Dancer

as Halloween Dancer

as Halloween Dancer

as Halloween Dancer

as Halloween Dancer

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Critic Reviews for A Cinderella Story

All Critics (110) | Top Critics (36)

Funny and sweet update of the Cinderella story.

Full Review… | December 21, 2010
Common Sense Media

The movie will wash over adolescent female audiences who don't know any better like melted Brie on 110-degree asphalt, but for the rest of us it's a grueling waste of time.

Full Review… | July 11, 2010
ColeSmithey.com

Duff has yet another brainless movie to add to her repertoire.

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

Charles Perrault must be spinning in his grave.

Full Review… | June 13, 2008
Eye for Film

I took a friend's 10-year-old daughter to see the film, and she found it 'too childish.' And who am I to argue with a member of this film's target audience?

September 11, 2006
Christianity Today

'A Cinderella Story' makes so many good chocies, you wish you could like it more than you do.

Full Review… | November 4, 2004
Las Vegas Mercury

Audience Reviews for A Cinderella Story

½

I had this marked as a 3 1/2 star movie. Downgraded to 2 1/2 after a re watch 2015.
It's a young teens movie, but I have enjoyed a lot of those over the years.
Hillary Duff always seemed sweet and she made some good movies over this decade.
I have to say, I have lost a bit of respect for Hillary personally since she started trying to out wild everyone else out there and trying too hard to shock. Maybe that's coloured how I see this, and I'm less likely now to excuse a less than perfect storyline. Or I am just too old for it, one or the other.
All pretty predictable. Jennifer Coolidge her too, but seen all that before too.

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Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

Kinda cute or whatever. I never liked Hilary Duff in her prime (mostly due to some inexplicable aversion to her face), but she actually seemed to be a pretty grounded teen actress. Nice to see "Cougar Town"'s moon-faced Dan Byrd as the sacrificial guy best friend.

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Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

Really?

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Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

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