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A Cinderella Story (2004)

 -  Comedy | Family | Romance  -  16 July 2004 (USA)
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Routinely exploited by her wicked stepmother, the downtrodden Sam Montgomery is excited about the prospect of meeting her Internet beau at the school's Halloween dance.

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At 8 years old, the blonde Samantha Montgomery lost her father to an earthquake, leaving her to live in an attic, while her stepmother Fiona, and stepsisters, Gabriella and Brianna take over her life. With popular kids Austin Ames, Shleby Cummings, and their crew, then her house family, the only escapes she has are the Diner Staff, her best friend Carter, and an online buddy-Nomad. They both go to North Valley High and dream of going to Princeton. They have a relationship that goes on through text messages and emails. He finally asks her to the Halloween dance, where they meet, and she finds out Austin is Nomad. Not knowing who his 'Cinderella' is, he goes on one of the toughest quests ever, as Sam's friends convince her to tell him. He finds out at a more than humiliating pep rally that Cincerella is 'Diner Girl'. She finally tells off her steps, and she manages to tell off Austin. At the end, they supposedly end up dating, going to Princeton, and she finds her dad's will, stating it... Written by Kaylynn

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Once upon a time... can happen any time.

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Comedy | Family | Romance

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Rated PG for mild language and innuendo | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$411,204 (Japan) (24 September 2004)

Gross:

$519,425 (South Africa) (12 November 2004)
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Hilary Duff accepted the lead role because Charles Perrault's story "Cinderella" was her favorite fairy tale when she was growing up. See more »

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When young Sam drives with her dad through town in 1994, a 2000 BMW X5 is on the side of the road. See more »

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Sam: Once upon a time, in a far away kingdom, lived a beautiful little girl and her widowed father.
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Great Viewing Experience
13 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As an "old" fan of the Parent Trap, both editions but liked the modern version the best, I found this movie captivating and a must have for my limited movie collection. I love the modern story and the use of the "you have mail" symbolism. I am still emotionally high on the experience and I am watching parts of it daily for spurts of energy, romance and fantasy into my otherwise interesting but routine life. My granddaughters are laughing at me because I even bought the sound track and played it in the car when I picked them up at school. "You don't even like that kind of music", is all I hear from them through their laughter. I am determined to "like" the music at least half as much as I love the movie. Wish there would have been more buildup, ie, details of the instant message relationship and more focus on the Prince and Cinderella, their feeling and emotions before and after the ball. If your parents, grandparents or other "old" people you know, were fans of the Parent Trap, or Ever After, please find a way to get them to watch this movie. Tell them an old retired Army Colonel recommended it.


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