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A Cinderella Story (DVD)
Member Name: jrh2
A Cinderella Story (DVD)
Advantages: best film ever
A Cinderella Story is, as the title suggests, based on the classic Cinderella. I first saw this on tv and went straight out to buy the DVD.
I bought this for £3 from Woolworths but sadly it's no longer here. You can still buy it around this price at HMV though. Even if it was £10, it is definitely worth your money.
The story is about a teenager Sam (Hilary Duff). She lost her father in an earthquake as a child and has since been cared for by her stepmother (and yes, she's evil). She doesn't actually care for Sam, it's the other way around. Whenever her stepmother wants something she obeys.
Her dream is to go to Princeton uni but her stepmother and stepsisters take this opportunity to completely ruin her plan.
Sam finds a nice boy online which she always talks to to get away from her life and at the dance he invites her as his date. The only problem is it is a masked dance. She still doesn't know who he is.
Prince Charming is determined to find his princess but will he?
My favorite part of the film is when a quote is revealed from her father's old diner. "Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game." I think this is a lovely and inspiring quote and I know it off by heart.
This is a great film with a fairytale ending which I love. It has brilliant actors and actresses like Hilary Duff, who was one of my fave actresses and Chad Michael Murray who is a perfect Prince Charming.
This film is a very well made modern Cinderella story with technology being a big part of it. Although this is years old it is still very much like teenagers now with social media and mobiles being used regular. As with most teen films there are different cliques in the school which influences the outcome. I enjoy watching the cliques as they always make them to be really mean or really geeky and some of these are the best scenes, in my opinion.
The DVD has many bonus features like a commentry by Hilary Duff, deleted scenes, the making of a Cinderella story and a find your Prince Charming game. I enjoyed watching these bonus features as it was great to know more about the excellent film.
I have certainly got my moneys worth, having watched it over and over (too many to count!)
Summary: you have to see it