A Cinderella Story

2004

A Cinderella Story

Critics Consensus

An uninspired, generic updating of the classic fairy tale.

12%

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Total Count: 104

53%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 31,659,732
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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 around; spoiled, wealthy, and popular, Shelby treats Samantha nearly as badly as Fiona does. Samantha's life is irrevocably changed, however, by two events: a makeover of epic proportions and a sudden electronic correspondence with a mysterious young man. Due to a misplaced cell phone and a series of fateful coincidences, Samantha and her Prince Charming develop a romance through text messages and e-mails, and ultimately promise to meet face-to-face at the biggest school dance of the year. Of course, getting there doesn't go smoothly, and Samantha may miss her chance to meet her dream date -- none other than Austin (Chad Michael Murray), the most popular boy in school. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi

Cast

Hilary Duff
as Sam Montgomery
Dan Byrd
as Carter
Lin Shaye
as Mrs. Wells
Andrea Avery
as Gabriella
Whip Hubley
as Sam's Dad
Kevin Kilner
as Austin's Dad
Kady Cole
as Caitlyn
Hannah Robinson
as Young Sam
Josh Prince
as Swim Coach
James Eckhouse
as Mr. Farrell
John Billingsley
as Mr. Rothman
Lilli Babb
as Young Gabriella
Carlie Westerman
as Young Brianna
Christie Herring
as Bachelorette No. 1
Lindsay Hollister
as Bachelorette No. 2
Taylor Hoover
as Beautiful Bachelorette
Brittany Weber
as Bachelorette
Darryl Sivad
as District Attorney
Rita Maye Bland
as Rollerskating Waitress No. 1
Keli Murphy
as Rollerskating Waitress No. 2
Alexis Raich
as Girl at Car Wash
Sabin Rich
as Locker Guy
Sandra McCoy
as Cheerleader/Dancer No. 1
Julianne Waters
as Cheerleader/Dancer No. 2
Karen Elmore
as Cheerleader/Dancer No. 3
Stella Choe
as Cheerleader/Dancer No. 4
Jessie Rice-Holiday
as Cheerleader/Dancer No. 5
Cricket Hamar
as Cheerleader/Dancer No. 6
Shannon Novak
as Cheerleader/Dancer No. 7
Oscar Orosco
as Fighting Frog Mascot
Emmanuel Lewis
as Webster Long
Jason Beitel
as Halloween Dancer
Alex Karras
as George Papadapolis
Kato Bonner
as Halloween Dancer
Susan Clark
as Katherine Calder-Young
Carol Borjas
as Halloween Dancer
Reshma Gajjar
as Halloween Dancer
Molly Gosline
as Halloween Dancer
Hunter Hamilton
as Halloween Dancer
Richard Jackson
as Halloween Dancer
Trey Knight
as Halloween Dancer
Jonathan Ritter
as Halloween Dancer
Jenny Seeger
as Halloween Dancer
Becca Sweitzer
as Halloween Dancer
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Audience Reviews for A Cinderella Story

  • Nov 10, 2011
    Bored with a bad adaptation of a classic history to a modern world simply does not work.
    Rodrigo R Super Reviewer
  • Jul 20, 2011
    There are no creativity at all, not funny.... Classical Disney live action film with updates of the Cinderella
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Jan 09, 2011
    I know. I know. A teen bopper movie starring Hilary Duff. It's gonna suck...right? That's what I thought until I watched it. Yeah, so it's a modern day version of Cinderella, but so what! Hilary Duff pulled it off portraying a believable, likable character. Even though you knew how this was going to end, sometimes it's good to watch those fairy tale endings. Popcorn Bag Award goes to Hilary Duff. Job well done
    George K Super Reviewer
  • Oct 25, 2010
    Nice, light drama for teenagers (especially girls).
    Nadira I Super Reviewer

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