• A Cinderella Story (2004)

A Cinderella Story

Release Date: July 16th, 2004

DVD Release Date: October 19th, 2004

PG |1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary

Sam (Hilary Duff), a teenager in California, is obliged to work as a janitor and dishwasher in the diner of her stepmother (Jennifer Coolidge). After a cell phone mix-up, Sam begins an anonymous text-messaging and e-mail relationship with a boy. They agree to meet at a school dance, but when Sam finds out that her secret pen pal is none other than Austin Ames (Chad Michael Murray), the cutest boy in school, she panics and looks for a way to make herself cooler.

Cast: Hilary Duff, Jennifer Coolidge, Chad Michael Murray, Dan Byrd, Regina King, Julie Gonzalo, Lin Shaye, Madeline Zima

Director: Mark Rosman

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Gaylord Films, Clifford Werber Productions, Warner Brothers

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Amusing, 2000s, Playful, Underdog, Charming, Love, Transformation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 30
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    From its uninspiring title -- and certain turnoff for young males -- to its limp slapstick and uneven acting, A Cinderella Story arrives with a dull thud. show more

  • 50
    Carla MeyerSan Francisco Chronicle

    It's not a terrible movie, just a disappointingly pleasant one. show more

  • 50
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    A mostly charmless affair. show more

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