A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits

A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits
A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits
  • PG
  • 1h 12m
  • 2016
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This Cinderella story, from Dylan Sellers, stars Sofia Carson ("Descendants") in the lead role of Tessa, Academy Award nominee Jennifer Tilly ("Bullets Over Broadway") as the cruel stepmother Divine, and Thomas Law ("EastEnders") as The Prince. The contemporary musical finds Tessa forced to go on vacation with her evil stepmother and stepsisters, where she realizes she was brought to be a servant to assist her stepsisters as they compete for the lead roles in a live musical performance of "Cinderella." After a make-up artist transforms Tessa's identity to "Bella Snow" so she can audition, she has to juggle her dual identities as the demands of her stepfamily, the Prince and the show complicate things! The film will be directed and choreographed by first-time director Michelle Johnston, who choreographed and co-produced the three previous "A Cinderella Story" films.

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Common Sense Says
Kids will enjoy this playful, modern-day fairy tale musical.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits is the fourth entry in Warner Bros.' Cinderella Story franchise. Building upon the success of the other films, this movie engages the target audience by creating a likable, talented young princess-in-waiting, giving her the always-formidable evil stepmother/sisters and then spinning a musical romance in which she steals the heart of a very noble Prince Charming. Music and dance take center stage in this fairy tale, but it isn't the classical music one might expect at royal balls and palace soirees. It's contemporary, upbeat, and energetic. In this story, the Cinderella is the modern-day "Tessa," who loves being a mechanic and who falls for a princely pop-rock star. It's a farcical tale as well. The stepmother, the stepsisters, and much of the plot are outrageously nonsensical, but it all works. A few comic pratfalls (a tussle, a mini-fire, the heroine held captive) and a bit of comic suspense move the story along. A fart joke, bird poop, and one "hell" earned this movie its PG rating.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Family
  • Release Date:January 1, 2016
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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