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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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Storyline

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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16 July 2004 (USA)  »

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Untitled 'Cinderella' Project  »

Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$519,425 (South Africa) (12 November 2004)
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Second time for Kevin Kilner and Chad Michael Murray to co-star. Kilner and Murray also co-starred in One Tree Hill, where Murray portrayed Lucas Scott and Kilner portrayed Peyton Sawyer's father, Larry. See more »

Goofs

When Sam is in Rhonda's house, she is looking through items in a red bowl and says, "Rhonda, you sure do have a knack for taking something simple and making it beautiful." The mask is not in front of the red bowl at this time. She walks over to Rhonda and looks at the dress with her. When the camera goes back to the red bowl, the mask is propped up against it, though neither Rhonda nor Sam had time to place it there. 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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Followed by A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song (2011) See more »

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One In This World
Written by Diane Warren
Performed by Haylie Duff
Courtesy of Hollywood Records
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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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