Another Cinderella Story

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Another Cinderella Story
AAnotherCinderellaStory.jpg
DVD cover
Directed byDamon Santostefano
Produced byDylan Sellers
Clifford Werber
Iyssa Goodman
Written byErik Patterson
Jessica Scott
StarringSelena Gomez
Drew Seeley
Jane Lynch
Emily Perkins
Katharine Isabelle
Jessica Parker Kennedy
Marcus T. Paulk
Nicole LaPlaca
Music byJohn Paesano
CinematographyJon Joffin
Edited byTony Lombardo
Production
  company
Dylan Sellers Productions
Distributed byWarner Premiere
Release date(s)September 16, 2008 (2008-09-16)
Running time91 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
 
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Another Cinderella Story
AAnotherCinderellaStory.jpg
DVD cover
Directed byDamon Santostefano
Produced byDylan Sellers
Clifford Werber
Iyssa Goodman
Written byErik Patterson
Jessica Scott
StarringSelena Gomez
Drew Seeley
Jane Lynch
Emily Perkins
Katharine Isabelle
Jessica Parker Kennedy
Marcus T. Paulk
Nicole LaPlaca
Music byJohn Paesano
CinematographyJon Joffin
Edited byTony Lombardo
Production
  company
Dylan Sellers Productions
Distributed byWarner Premiere
Release date(s)September 16, 2008 (2008-09-16)
Running time91 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Another Cinderella Story is a 2008 American teen romantic comedy musical dance film, directed by Damon Santostefano and starring Selena Gomez, Drew Seeley and Jane Lynch. The film was released direct-to-DVD by Warner Premiere on September 16, 2008. It is a thematic sequel to the 2004 film A Cinderella Story, reprising the same themes and situations but not containing any characters from the original film.

The film premiered on ABC Family on January 18, 2009 and was ranked as the number one cable movie in several key demographics when aired on the television channel. The film won the 2010 Writers Guild of America Award for Children's Script-Long or Special.[1]

The film occasionally airs on Disney Channel and ABC Family.

Plot[edit]

This movie is a retelling of the Cinderella fairy tale in a modern setting, with Mary Santiago (Selena Gomez), a high school student with ambitions of becoming a dancer, taking the role of Cinderella; Tami (Jessica Parker Kennedy) Mary's only friend as her fairy godmother; Dominique Blatt (Jane Lynch) taking the role of the stepmother; Britt (Emily Perkins) and Bree (Katharine Isabelle) as the two stepsisters; and Joey Parker, (Drew Seeley), now a famous celebrity that has returned to school for his senior year and to remember why he started dancing, as the prince. A school dance substitutes for the ball, with the role of the glass slipper filled by a Zune. [2]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The film was shot in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada between November 2007 to December 2007. Filming the high school scenes in Sullivan Heights Secondary, Surrey, British Columbia.

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

Amber Wilkinson of Eye for Film gave the film, four out of five stars and praised the musical aspects, saying that "the song and dance numbers are so well-handled and catchy, it's a shame there aren't more of them." However, she also said that the "characters are so wafer thin they barely cast a shadow."[3] While Wilkinson says that the film is completely different from A Cinderella Story, Lacey Walker, reviewing for Christian Answers, notes several aspects of the two films that were directly parallel to each other. Walker also gave it three out of five stars, praising the script, saying the writers "peppered this story with a surprising dose of humor and some pleasing plot twists." However, Walker specifically criticized the "glaringly obvious" age difference between the 15 year old Gomez and the 25 year old Seeley.[4]

Ratings[edit]

ABC Family presented the television premiere of the film on January 18, 2009.[5] The premiere was watched by 5.3 million viewers.

Soundtrack[edit]

Sequel[edit]

The film was followed by A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song, was released on September 6, 2011 and starring Lucy Hale, Freddie Stroma, Megan Park and Missi Pyle.

References[edit]

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