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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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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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Sam's screen name ends with 818, the area code for the San Fernando Valley, where the movie takes place. Austin's online screen name ends with "609," the area code for the Princeton area, where they want to go. See more »

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Towards the end of the movie, during the football game, if you look at the scoreboard it says period not quarter. 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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Fantastic retelling!
21 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hilary Duff, Jennifer Coolidge, and Chad Michael Murray lead a stellar cast in this outstanding update of the classic tale. Great performances all around! Despite a few corny moments, the film does a great job of being genuinely funny. Chad does a good job, even better than in Freaky Friday! Jennifer's kooky humor adds to the merriment as do the excellent supporting roles by Dan Byrd and Regina King.

Hilary is fantastic. She steals every scene! A truly remarkable, and talented young lady! The soundtrack is absolutely amazing! Including Hilary's fantastic renderings of Crash World, The Girl Can Rock, Now You Know, and Anywhere But Here; Haylie Duff's One In This World; and the smash hit Our Lips Are Sealed by Hilary Duff and Haylie Duff.

A great movie for any age group. Absolutely hilarious!


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