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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.

Director:

Damon Santostefano

Writers:

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 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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Trivia

The building pictured in the scene change after Gail confronts Katie about sneaking out to the dance is University Hall from the University of Montana. The footage is taken from behind the Hall, looking down onto the Oval, with one of the four iconic clocks featured. See more »

Goofs

When Gail has woken up in Katie's bed Gail's hand moves to Katie's head then disappears again between shots. See more »

Quotes

Bev Van Ravensway: You feel like he wishes you were a totally different person?
Luke Morgan: Yes. And sometimes I wished that. Does that sound stupid?
Bev Van Ravensway: Yes.
Luke Morgan: Sorry?
Bev Van Ravensway: No... I mean no.
Luke Morgan: So, who is your favorite artist?
Bev Van Ravensway: Today, it would have to be moose.
Luke Morgan: Do you mean Muse?
Bev Van Ravensway: Yeah, that's what I said.
Luke Morgan: Oh...
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

She's Terrible
Written by Erik Patterson, Jessica Scott, Aaron Edwards and Roger Gisborne
Performed by Lucy Hale
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Seriously not bad
9 June 2012 | by ness-cessitySee all my reviews

I've probably given it a slightly generous rating and that's probably thanks to the music, I'm so pleased that there is finally a teen musical movie that has kids in it that can act and sing. Not the whiny voices Disney keeps trying to tell us we like but ones you might even consider buying an album of (without 3 weeks of whining from the pre-teen in your life). Admittedly they probably wouldn't win Idol off their own backs but they can sing, just have a listen to Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars) in the opening.

The plot and supporting characters can seem a bit flimsy at times but to be honest, who really watches these types of films and expects them to win an Oscar?

Definitely worth 88 minutes of your life. Preferably with a tub of Ben & Jerry's and your most comfortable PJs


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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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Production Co:

Warner Premiere See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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