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Cinderella Story, A
Genre: Romantic Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 91 (Dec 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Hilary Duff, Jennifer Coolidge, Chad Michael Murray, Dan Byrd & Regina King

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 2
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 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 31452
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

Mild Language And Innuendo.
(Retail Price): $27.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 95
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2004
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 10/19/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Mark Rosman
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Forced to scrub floors at dinnertime by her wicked stepmother and live with spoiled rotten stepsisters, Sam (Duff) dreams of going to Princeton to possibly meet her prince charming. But maybe she has a Prince already in an anonymous email buddy (Murray) who arranges to meet her at a Halloween dance. Sam panics when Mr. Anonymous turns out to be the hottest catch on campus. Can he learn to love a girl who is not a part of "the in crowd?" You will have to substitute a cell phone for a glass slipper, a convertible for a pumpkin, and an L.A. suburb for a kingdom far, far away in this new version of A Cinderella Story to find out. (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture is very nicely rendered with bright colors that are perfectly complementary to the lighthearted storytelling. Fleshtones are well-balanced, and blacks are deep and solid. Sharpness and details are also nicely rendered, with satisfying textures and clarity. With only occasional ringing around objects and minor pixelization, there are few distractions on this DVD. (Suzanne Hodges)

Surprising for a movie of this genre, the Dolby