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A Cinderella Story (2004)

PG  |   |  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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In preparation for her driving test, Hilary Duff drove herself between filming locations during principal photography for the film. See more »

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After Sam receives her first text message from her "secret admirer" she tells Carter "I'll see you later" and turns to go the other direction. In the next cut, she turns around again. 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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Cracking, feel-good fabulousness!
5 May 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A fantastic interpretation of an age old classic. This movie has it all, with a modern spark.

Every aspect of the original story has been taken into account and even added to.

But also, for the guys, hot chicks galore, and for the girls, fit AND soulful blokes.

A rockin' soundtrack and slick feel to the whole film, with the obligatory heart-wrenching sorrow of our heroine's father's death and the hatred (oh, such hatred!) of the wicked step- mom, what more do you need for today's Cinderella lovin' breed.

A great film to be enjoyed by the whole family.

Massive thumbs up from OUR whole family.


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