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A Cinderella Story (2004)

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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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Storyline

Samantha or "Sam", has a rough childhood with her father dying in an earthquake and a new stepmother with two awful stepdaughters. But on the bright side, Sam has an awesome best friend named Carter and an email relationship with a guy named Nomad. One day, Sam gets an email from her Nomad saying that he wants to meet her in the middle of the dance floor at their high school Halloween dance. She accepts the invitation and glides into the room wearing the best outfit ever! Her Nomad takes her outside where they share a romantic dance together and Sam realizes that her email friend is the most popular guy in school, Austin Ames. She runs back to her stepmother's diner before she knows she went to the dance and drops her phone on the way. Austin finds it and starts a search for his Cinderella. Written by bella yeager

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

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

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16 July 2004 (USA)  »

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Untitled 'Cinderella' Project  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,623,350 (USA) (16 July 2004)

Gross:

$51,431,160 (USA) (15 October 2004)
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At the dance Terry mentions "Austin Ames with the lady." "A devastating blow.." This would indicate that Austin should know that Cinderella is Sam, for Terry is obsessed with her and follows her around. See more »

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Sam receives her acceptance letter to Princeton in early November, right after the Halloween dance. The earliest time Princeton would accept an application is November first, with notifications being mailed in early December. See more »

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[first lines]
Sam: Once upon a time, in a far away kingdom, lived a beautiful little girl and her widowed father.
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References The Fast and the Furious (2001) See more »

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Stolen Kisses
Written by Gabriel "Front Row" Rowland, Holland Greco, Derock Goodwin, and Alex Painter
Performed by The Peak Show
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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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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