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A Cinderella Story (2004)

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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Comedy | Family | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

16 July 2004 (USA)  »

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Untitled 'Cinderella' Project  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,623,350, 18 July 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$51,438,175

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$70,164,105
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(DTS HD Master Audio 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| (Dolby Digital 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| (8 channels) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| (D-Cinema prints) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

'The district attorney asks Fiona about her signature being on the witness line of her late husband's will, but witnesses are never legally allowed to be beneficiaries.' Fiona was not a beneficiary. Sam said she got everything, so Fiona would be allowed to sign as a witness. She didn't reveal that she knew Hal had a will, because then she would get everything. See more »

Quotes

[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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Connections

Version of Cinderella (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Never Gonna Stop
Written by Sarah Nagourney, Jim Dyke, Richard Evenlind, and Dennis Lomdahl
Performed by Johanna Halverson
Courtesy of Eclectic Productions AB
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Cracking, feel-good fabulousness!
5 May 2005 | by 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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