A Cinderella Story (2004)
Chad Michael Murray: Austin
Austin : Sam! Okay, I know you think that I'm just some...
Sam : Coward? Phony?
Austin : Okay, just listen.
Sam : No, you listen. You turned out to be exactly who I thought you were. I never pretended to be somebody else. It's been me all along. And it was me who was hurt in front of everybody. Look, I didn't come here to yell at you, okay? I came to tell you that I know what it feels like to be afraid to show who you are. I was, but I'm not anymore. And the thing is, I really don't care what people think about me... because I believe in myself. And I know that things are gonna be okay. But even though I have no family, and no job, and no money for college... it's you that I feel sorry for.
David : Heads up! Yo, five minutes.
Austin : I'm coming!
Sam : I know that guy that sent those emails is somewhere inside of you, but I can't wait for him... because waiting for you is like waiting for rain in this drought. Useless and disappointing.
Austin : SAM!
Austin : I can be surrounded by a sea of people and still feel all alone... Then I think of you.
[Austin sees Sam leaving; as he rushes towards her, he is confronted by his dad]
Austin's Dad : Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa! Hey, what are you doing?
Austin : I'm outta here.
Austin's Dad : What! You're throwing away your dream!
Austin : No, Dad. I'm throwing away yours.
Austin : [to Ryan] It's your game now, go get them.
Austin : [after Brianna and Gabriella both tell him that they're his mystery girl] Ladies, ladies, I can settle this, all right? The girl that I met at the dance, she dropped something on her way out. What was it?
Gabriella : Oh that's easy! A wallet!
Austin : No.
Gabriella : I mean a... wallet-purse.
Austin : [succinctly] No.
Brianna : Oh, a fish!
David : [Austin is sticking ads everywhere to find his Cinderella] Dude, why are you going through all this trouble for one chick?
Austin : Look, she's not just some chick, all right? She was real.
Ryan : Real. Like, she still had her old nose?
Austin : No, real. The kind of girl who has more on her mind than what she wears, or how much weight she wants to lose. She listens to me, you know?
David : Listens yo you? Hey, brother, I listen to you, okay? I feel your pa...
[gets distracted by a girl passing by, then talks to the girl]
David : ...Hello, kitty!
Austin : Yeah, you're a great listener.
David : Well...
Ryan : Look, man, you found her cellphone. You just gotta get some clue from that.
Austin : The phone's locked. All I keep getting's these text messages like, "I need you", and "Come see me now."
David : Oh dude, it's so hot.
Austin : See, that's what I thought. Until I got one that said, "Come fix fryer".
David : Oh, dude, that's hot AND kinky, baby! You know what I'm saying? Can I get one? Let me get a pound, baby.
Austin : [looks at David disapprovingly]
Shelby : [Shelby and her friends are looking at the menu, looking what they want to eat] Why do I have the feeling that I won't be able to get a Zone Meal here?
Madison : I already ate.
David : Madison, laxatives don't qualify as a food group. Surprised you didn't know that.
Shelby : [to David] Stop it!
[sees Sam coming toward them]
Shelby : Well! If it isn't Diner Girl!
Sam : [reluctantly taking Shelby's order] What can I get you guys?
Shelby : What can I get here that has no sugar, no carbs, and is fat free?
Sam : Water.
Ryan : [Shelby smirks at Sam nastily, as the boys laugh] Water? Feisty!
Madison : [Madison looks at Sam, confused] Was that supposed to be a joke?
Austin : [chuckling] It was funny!
Shelby : [smirks at Sam and orders her drink] I'll have a Voss.
Sam : [looking at Shelby, confused] Excuse me?
Caitlyn : [scoffing at Sam] It's water. From Norway?
Shelby : [to her friends and Austin's friends laughing] She's the worst!
Shelby : [to Shelby] Sorry, we only have water from the Valley.
Shelby : Oh. Well, then I'll have an iced tea.
David : [Sam jots it down on the notepad] Make that two!
[to Sam, as a joke]
David : And you know, I'm still waiting on that breakfast burrito, Diner Girl!
Madison : [Shelby's friends and Austin's friends laugh at Sam as she gets the drinks. Madison shoos her away] See ya!
Shelby : [about Sam] She is *so* not getting a tip!
Austin : [turning to Shelby] Shelby, we really need to talk... privately.
Shelby : Anything you say to me, you can say in front of my peeps.
[Madison and Caitlyn, as well as Ryan and David lean forward to hear what Austin has to say]
Austin : Okay.
[Shelby looks at Austin]
Austin : I want to break up.
Shelby : [shocked at the fact Austin is dumping her] What?
David : [about the breakup] Ouch!
Caitlyn : [Madison is shocked] That was harsh!
Shelby : [to Austin, asking why he dumped her] Are you in love with somebody else?
Austin : [smiling] I think so!
Caitlyn : [to Austin] No way!
Ryan : [to Austin] What? Who, bro?
Austin : [to Ryan] I don't know.
[to Shelby, with the "Just friends" speech]
Austin : But we can still be...
Shelby : [points her finger at Austin, warning him not to say it] *Don't* say the word "friends"! Now, fortunate for you, I'm gonna... overlook this mental breakdown of yours. Look, just chill out, we're gonna get ready for the dance, and; I'll see you there. Hmm?
[Shelby and her friends leave the table]
David : [to Shelby and her friends] Later. Late!
David : [amazed he did that to Shelby] That went well, bro!
Ryan : No, she took it well!
Austin : Good looking out.
David : [Austin and his friends leave the table. David says to Sam] Later, Diner Girl!
Ryan : [to Sam] Too late!
Sam : [Austin is about to give Sam a tip, but she dismisses it as she comes back with the drinks] Oh, don't worry about it.
Rhonda : [Sam comes back to Rhonda and puts the iced teas on the bench]
[Rhonda refers to Shelby and her friends]
Rhonda : You know, those kids remind me of why I used to fight in school.
Shelby : [the North Valley cheerleaders put on a play for the pep rally; with Shelby as the narrator; exposing the truth about Sam's "Cinderella" identity] Thank you!
[Shelby narrates the story]
Shelby : "Once upon a time, there was a big, strong Fighting Frog."
[Brianna appears, as Austin, hopping like a frog on top of the cheerleaders]
Shelby : "He had a beautiful girlfriend, and his dad owned the biggest pond in all the land. But, he still wasn't happy."
[Caitlyn and Madison hold up the cue cards, and the crowd goes "Aww!". Shelby continues narrating]
Shelby : "If only he could find a princess, then she could kiss him, turn him into a prince and they would run away together."
[the cheerleaders carry in Gabriella, as "Cinderella" in her dress, and they put her down and the crowd starts laughing. Shelby continues narrating the story]
Shelby : "One night, after the slimy Frog ditches his super-hot, senior-poll, most popular girlfriend, he meets his princess."
Brianna : [as Austin, putting his hand out to Gabriella, as "Cinderella"] Your Highness!
[Gabriella does a silly bow, as "Cinderella" in her dress until her underwear shows, and the crowd laughs]
Shelby : [continues narrating] "Alas, it turns out, that not only did our Prince have a secret identity, but also had an online relationship with a pen-pal named "Princeton Girl"."
[the cheerleaders do a handstand, showing the wall between "Austin" and "Cinderella"]
Carter : [to Sam] This isn't good.
Brianna : [as Austin, texting on the phone] "Dear Princeton Girl, I can't wait til we finally get to meet. You're the only one who understands the real me."
[the crowd laughs in the background]
Brianna : "The man who doesn't want to play USC football. But who wants to be at Princeton, with you."
[the crowd continues laughing, with Shelby smirking, nastily]
Austin's Dad : [to Austin, about the impersonation] What are they talking about?
Austin : Nothing.
Gabriella : [as "Cinderella", texting back to "Austin"] "Dear Nomad, I want you to know who I am but, I'm scared!"
[Sam looks at her stepsisters, and the cheerleaders, horrified, embarrassed and upset]
Gabriella : "I'm scared that you'll reject me! And... I've never had a
Gabriella : real kiss before!"
[Caitlyn and Madison hold up the cue cards and the crowd goes "Aww!"]
Sam : [horrified and upset] I can't believe that they're reading my emails!
Carter : [to Sam] Sam, let's go!
Shelby : [continues narrating] But our princess had a secret too. She wasn't royalty at all,
[Gabriella comes onstage wearing a waitress outfit with roller-skates, and skating badly]
Shelby : but a geek, a loser; a servant girl.
[Gabriella roller-skates and lands into a pie, splattering herself on top of the cheerleaders with the crowd laughing loudly]
Austin's Dad : [to Austin] Any ideas about this?
[Austin shakes his head]
Shelby : [chuckling nastily to herself, and finishes narrating] And, who may you ask, is this impostor?
[motions to Sam, sticking her hand out]
Shelby : Give it up for the pretend princess, Diner Girl, Sam Montgomery!
[the crowd laughs really loudly, and starts chanting "Diner girl!" and continues chanting. Austin looks at Sam, horrified that he found out the truth about Sam]
Carter : [to an utterly embarrassed and humiliated Sam, in tears] Come on.
[Sam and Carter leave the pep rally; embarrassed and in tears, as the crowd continue chanting "Diner girl" with Shelby smirking victoriously]