A Cinderella Story (2004) - Comedy, Family, Romance

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Routinely exploited by her wicked stepmother, the downtrodden Sam Montgomery is excited about the prospect of meeting her Internet beau at the school's Halloween dance.

IMDB: 5.9
Director: Mark Rosman
Stars: Hilary Duff, Chad Michael Murray
Length: 95 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 36 out of 243 found boring (14.81%)

One-line Reviews (101)

The story points are all contrived and unoriginal.

But we really enjoyed it.

This movie is predictable and has the same tone that my brother sometimes adopts when bored.

Totally predictable .

Sure, its mildly entertaining, but overall its boring and dumb.

I hate pretentious people who think they have superior taste in movies and intelligence.

He is far too bland to be Prince Charming.

So for me it was boring.

But if you ask me, it was a cheap, boring, tween movie, that made me laugh SO much (though not intentionally) with all the worn-out stereotypes.

The movie isn't something to hold up as one of the greatest movies ever made, but it's sweet, enjoyable and fun.

There may be a few original lines here or there but the film is pretty bland.

But it was rather enjoyable.

Yet, every part was still predictable.

Saw this with my three children last week and we all really enjoyed it.

Other then that this movie was a total bore, with 3 percent laughs.

Good but Predictable .

"A Cinderella Story" is good, funny and a perfect romantic comedy, but simultaneously it's predictable, all the story you know very well.

Normal, cute, predictable, plot with a normal, cute, predictable ending, I guess.

) is because, I guess for Hilary Duff's fans, and some little girls under 10, it is an enjoyable movie.

I am a guy and enjoyed it.

A decent yet predictable effort .

Apart from that, i think that A Cinderella Story is a movie that you could fall asleep through and wake up at the end and still know what's going on.


No, I was DRAGGED to see it.

Unlike Ever After the modern day elements are replaced by dreary teen clichés and foolish fantasy references.

My friends dragged me to see this movie and it was not good !

lol i hope you all enjoyed it as much as i did!

enjoyable .

The abused stepdaughter (Hilary Duff) is surrounded by empty-headed people.

And the evil stepmother is the most engaging character of all...

it's just a waste of time to watch.

OK if you ever siting at home being bored have nothing to do.

If you're not a Duff fan, 12, and a girl, do yourself a favor and turn your back to this movie and pick up something worth watching.

Positive, But Boring .

As predictable and clichéd as the ending is, I dare you not to smile.

-Spoilers-From hearing it's title, you know this movie will be predictable, as far as the plot goes.

Could it BE more cliché.

Predictable and Boring .

Mark Rosman does a terrible job at directing the film, keeping it simple yet very dull.

I liked the unpredictable moments - the Zoro fight at the ball is a whole lotta fun.

This was way too boring and cliché (no creativity as mentioned above).

My mom and I thoroughly enjoyed it more than we thought we would.

It seems predictable, shallow, and not very funny.

Overall, one may dismiss this film as a silly piece of predictable fluff.

There are a lot of over-familiar elements in the script, and the plot falls into the oft-danger of being predictable.

Despite these flaws, the film was still mildly enjoyable and it was pretty harmless as well.

It is definitely worth watching.

Then the story gets quite predictable, hidden nice girl becomes beauty hero of the local ball, school handsome prince falls in love with her with the unavoidable happy-end.

Hilary duff is awesome; she was perfectly suited for her character (Sam), both being boring and lifeless.

A bubbly, enjoyable film .

A movie with a lot of potential, but ultimately, it comes up empty.

If you're looking for serious acting, then i wouldn't recommend this, but if you're a fan of Hilary Duff or Chad Michael Murray, and/or want an entertaining, fun, safe film, then i'd definitely recommend A Cinderella Story.

Fun, Enjoyable Movie .

1 A simple and predictable story.

An enjoyable movie for adults as well as children.

I really enjoyed it!!

I especially enjoyed watching the happiness between Sam and her father before Fiona, the little girl was absolutely adorable, but probably the most entertaining character was Sam's best friend Dan Byrd his 'many' costumes were highly amusing.

Very cheesy and predictable.

Overall, just a boring waste of time.

Okay, let's get the bad stuff out of the way (of which there is sadly quite a lot): the story is formulaic and predictable (which is I guess, unavoidable, seeing as it's a modern day version of a well-known fairy tale) the secondary characters are unfunny stereotypes and clichés - like the eccentric best friend who is trying to a more interesting version of Gordo from Lizzie McGuire, and failing, or the airhead egotistical cheerleaders (if you want a good movie about "the popular girls are evil", go see the excellent Mean Girls.

Hillary Duff and Chad Murray are boring.

The only part of this film I found enjoyable was JD Pardo, who played Ryan, one of Austin's friends.

The end of the drought could have been a really cute plot device, but the set-up was pathetic and it just ended up as another contrived cliché, or an attempt to bring in male viewers with a soaked Hillary Duff.

Then there's Coolidge, who goes from playing the most desirable mom in America to the most loathsome in an unexpectedly devious and enjoyable performance as one of the most dastardly mothers in recent memory.

This movie may not be "Casablanca," but it's very heartwarming and highly entertaining.

This was the most predictable, formulated movie I've ever seen in my life.

That is how predictable it is.

This movie was funny and entertaining throughout the movie!

Contrived, forgettable, boring .

If you consider yourself a realist you will find it annoying and predictable.

The best part though was when the character showed women's strength (even Germaine Greer would have liked this one) and that she could instead be bigger than the sphere of her emotional anguish and despair filled hole, and believe in herself for one, but more importantly, in turn, 'rescue' the male lead with a gripping truth be told face to face reality speech in the (ironically) male testosterone charged hellhole of a locker room (as compared to her shy/demure character) was a gem of a move script-wise for first time writer Leigh (forgot her surname).

One of the worst movies I have ever seen .

Seen with an open mind, this can be an enjoyable film for the whole family.

SO unbelievably, disgustingly predictable.

It is a standard cliché in all high school comedies that every American high school is dominated by a clique of upper-class girls (invariably cheerleaders) and their athletic boyfriends (invariably football players; it would seem that prowess in other sports such as basketball, soccer or track-and-field does not confer the same social prestige).

But I moderately enjoyed it.

it was an enjoyable movie.

there's no plot or anything resembling a story.

I felt it was WAY too predictable.

The only thing I found remotely entertaining was the fact that I watched a bootlegged version and the people in the theater kept getting up to get popcorn through the entire film.

Disney clichés, predictable plot tales, cutesy stylistics surrounding prince charmings and closet babe sweetie pies aside, this movie works because it does do something meaningful for teens the world over.

If your bored one day go to the video store and check this movie out.

Apart from that, "A Cinderella Story" is so faithful to the original fairy-tale plot -- even when it flies in the face of what we now accept as logical and psychological -- that the film becomes mind-numbingly boring and as bland as the diner Sam's father founded (the interior is as pink as Pepto Bismol).

Duff and Murray may look like a cute couple, but for it was Coolidge as the real bitch stepmother that added at least a little humour and zing to an otherwise slightly drab teen romantic comedy.

My friend dragged me into the theater...

It's a chick flick and I'm up for that stuff, but this movie..makes me think "Why did I waste my time watching this this?

The film is worth watching because all does end happily ever after.

still thought it was brain rot junk, but likable and entertaining enough.

It's fairly entertaining and short.

A completely cheesy, unrealistic plot mixed with too-supposed-to-be real life characters, plus some factory burnt romanticism and dull jokes, make this film a huge loss.

it gets dragged out and boring.

But, seen with an open mind, this can be an enjoyable film for the whole family.

hilary duff is stunning - it must have been impossible trying to dress her down!

Cinderella's Story Just Got Boring.

She's normal, cute, and predictable.

I really was surprised by how enjoyable this movie was.

just horrible, horrible and cliché.

Unfortunately, it also gets really boring and sort of silly at times.

It's entertaining and the perfect movie to watch when you don't want to think.

after I saw that movie, and heard that line, i changed my lifestyle of leaving everything, calm , boring, and not the way i wanted it.

There are actually more snobby rich-bitch characters in this film compared to the others, but other than that you can expect every character and even "cliche moments by characters in a teen flick" to be found.