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A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song (2011)

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A modern, musical spin on the tale of Cinderella that follows a high school girl who falls for a boy at her Performing Arts school.

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Damon Santostefano

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Leigh Dunlap (based on characters created by), Erik Patterson | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lucy Hale ... Katie Gibbs
Freddie Stroma ... Luke Morgan
Missi Pyle ... Gail Van Ravensway
Megan Park ... Bev Van Ravensway
Matt Lintz ... Victor Van Ravensway (as Matthew Lintz)
Manu Narayan ... Ravi
Jessalyn Wanlim ... Angela
Titus Makin Jr. ... Mickey O'Malley
Dikran Tulaine ... Guy Morgan
Lucy Davenport ... Ms. Plumberg
Christopher Monroe Stokes Christopher Monroe Stokes ... Dude #1 (as Christopher Stokes)
Jermonte D.M. Hatcher Jermonte D.M. Hatcher ... Dude #2 (as Jermonte D. M. Hatcher)
Robert Jarvis Jr. Robert Jarvis Jr. ... Dude #3
Adam Powers Adam Powers ... Dude #4
A.J. Kelly ... Hunky Jock #1 (as Andrew Kelly)
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Storyline

Cyrano De Bergerac meets Cinderella. Over-worked, harried, and terrified of being put back in foster care, 17-year-old Katie (Lucy Hale) does her stepmother and step-siblings' bidding without complaining. Vocally gifted, Katie feels particularly upset when forced to lay down singing tracks so that her untalented stepsister, Bev Van Ravensway, can hopefully win a recording contract. Bev wants to sign with Kensington Records - whose company President, Guy Morgan, is scouting for new spectacular talent at a talent showcase for the performing arts department at a prestigious private school. Written by ABC Family

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language, and some crude and suggestive content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Cinderella Story 3 See more »

Filming Locations:

Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

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Warner Premiere See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Trivia

Lucy Hale and Megan Park are both from hit ABC Family shows. Hale is in Pretty Little Liars (2010), and Park in The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008). See more »

Goofs

Katie's underwear can be seen when she gets locked out naked, when she is covering up her naked body with a potted plant. See more »

Quotes

[Feeling threatened, Gail orders Katie to demonstrate her singing ability]
Gail Van Ravensway: [handing Katie her guitar] Now let's hear this amazing voice.
Katie Gibbs: [playing guitar and singing about Gail] Like a malignant tumor, she's got no sense of humor./Just like a swollen blister, it's best to just resist her./She's not exactly a witch, more like a terrible b...
Gail Van Ravensway: [yanks away her guitar] Well, your lyrics stink, but Guy's right. You've got chops.
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Connections

Followed by A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Knockin
Written by In-q, Tim James and Antonina Armato
Performed by Freddie Stroma
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If the voice matches!
4 July 2017 | by Reno-RanganSee all my reviews

So this is the third film in the franchise of modern 'Cinderella' adaptation. It was not like a film series that follows from one film to another. All the films were individual and thematically same at the core, but told from different perspectives with different cast and characters. I have seen the previous two and they were not bad. Maybe you can say I watched it for Lucy, otherwise I was not interested in it.

A decent film, but you know, we know the story how everything's going to happen, which is the negative side of giving it a try. I felt they should have altered a bit with the more it to look like a real Cinderella story from the visual aspect. Like suspense between Cinderella and the prince. Though the step-family part was up to the satisfaction in a simple manner.

Now coming to that magical event, as this takes place in the modern world and without magics, I liked how they showed that part as much as realistically. But in the name of Bollywood/Indianess, they wrongly depicted everything. I mean the costumes, songs, choreography, all were close to Indian style, except the female costumes, which became Arabian nights. Because Indians won't cover their head or face, culturally or religiously. That was a big mistake and if you are a western viewer, this won't be an issue, so you might enjoy the film. I think it's an okay film, one time watchable film, but I would suggest previous films over this.

6/10


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