Another Cinderella Story

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Another Cinderella Story
AAnotherCinderellaStory.jpg
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
Editing byTony Lombardo
StudioDylan Sellers Productions
CS2 Films
Distributed byWarner Premiere
Release datesSeptember 16, 2008 (2008-09-16)
Running time92 min
CountryUnited States
Canada
LanguageEnglish
 
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Another Cinderella Story
AAnotherCinderellaStory.jpg
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
Editing byTony Lombardo
StudioDylan Sellers Productions
CS2 Films
Distributed byWarner Premiere
Release datesSeptember 16, 2008 (2008-09-16)
Running time92 min
CountryUnited States
Canada
LanguageEnglish

Another Cinderella Story is a 2008 romantic comedy 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 themes and situations but not containing any characters from the original film.

The film was shot in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada throughout January 2008,[1] and was ranked as the number one cable movie in several key demographics when aired on the ABC Family on January 18, 2009. The soundtrack reached number eight on Billboard's soundtrack chart, with one single charting at position 58 on the Billboard Hot 100. The film won the 2010 Writers Guild of America Award for Children's script-long form or special.[2]

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. [3] At the day of the ball, Dominique demands Mary to clean her room, preventing her from going to the ball. Luckily her best friend Tami has other plans. Tami hires people to clean Dominques room by midnight, so the girls can return in time. The girls go to the ball and Mary ends up dancing with Joey. Joey and Mary fall in love despite the fact Mary doesn't know it is Joey. When Joey reveals his mask the clock strikes 12 and Mary bolts. The day after, Joey is on a massive search for his "Cinderella". After interviewing many girls he hasn't found his his special girl. Britt and Bree steal Mary's songs and go to Joey. He asks them to dance but the girls identitiy is revealed. In the parking lot Mary tries to tell Joey, but Joey refuses and leaves. On the day of Britt and Bree's sixteenth birthday they put on an old video of Mary dancing embarrassing herself. Mary leaves the party, but takes a boom box from her room out to the patio. She plays the song that her and Joey danced to at the dance. She reveals herself as his Cinderella, and he asks her out. She gladly accepts.

The next morning, Mary discovers that she has been one of twenty chosen to attend her dream school for dance. Joey teaches Mary some moves over the course of a weekend. But when the administrator of the school calls, Dominique lies to her, saying that Mary has broken both her legs. Mary soon receives a box of roses with a note, supposedly from Joey. It was actually forged by Bree and Britt. The note told Mary to meet Joey on his back porch and midnight. She did as asked, only to find Joey and his ex - Natalia (Nicole LaPlaca) - having a discussion. She thinks he is cheating on her, and leaves his porch. The next morning at school, Joey attempts to talk to Mary, only for her to reject his apologies. Joey's best friend Dustin (Marcus T. Paulk) helps convince Tami to bring Mary to Joey's dance competition. Mary is persuaded into dancing into Joey, just as the administrator for Mary's dance school arrives. After the dance with Joey, Mary is announced the winner of the competition and is accepted into the dance school.

Sometime in the following days, we see Mary packing a van with her things, as she prepares to leave for school. Dominique comes in, sitting in a wheelchair, with two broken legs. She tries to get Mary to change her mind about leaving, but does not succeed. Mary and Joey drive off in the van.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

Critics[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."[4] 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.[5]

Ratings[edit]

ABC Family presented the television premiere of the film on January 18, 2009.[6] The premiere was watched by 5.3 million viewers.

Sequel[edit]

A second sequel, A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song, was released on September 6, 2011 and starring Lucy Hale, Freddie Stroma and Missi Pyle.

Soundtrack[edit]

References[edit]

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