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A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song (2011)

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A modern, musical spin on the tale of Cinderella that follows a high school girl who falls for a boy at her Performing Arts school.

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Damon Santostefano

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Leigh Dunlap (based on characters created by), Erik Patterson | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lucy Hale ... Katie Gibbs
Freddie Stroma ... Luke Morgan
Missi Pyle ... Gail Van Ravensway
Megan Park ... Bev Van Ravensway
Matt Lintz ... Victor Van Ravensway (as Matthew Lintz)
Manu Narayan ... Ravi
Jessalyn Wanlim ... Angela
Titus Makin Jr. ... Mickey O'Malley
Dikran Tulaine ... Guy Morgan
Lucy Davenport ... Ms. Plumberg
Christopher Monroe Stokes Christopher Monroe Stokes ... Dude #1 (as Christopher Stokes)
Jermonte D.M. Hatcher Jermonte D.M. Hatcher ... Dude #2 (as Jermonte D. M. Hatcher)
Robert Jarvis Jr. Robert Jarvis Jr. ... Dude #3
Adam Powers Adam Powers ... Dude #4
A.J. Kelly ... Hunky Jock #1 (as Andrew Kelly)
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Storyline

Cyrano De Bergerac meets Cinderella. Over-worked, harried, and terrified of being put back in foster care, 17-year-old Katie (Lucy Hale) does her stepmother and step-siblings' bidding without complaining. Vocally gifted, Katie feels particularly upset when forced to lay down singing tracks so that her untalented stepsister, Bev Van Ravensway, can hopefully win a recording contract. Bev wants to sign with Kensington Records - whose company President, Guy Morgan, is scouting for new spectacular talent at a talent showcase for the performing arts department at a prestigious private school. Written by ABC Family

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language, and some crude and suggestive content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Cinderella Story 3 See more »

Filming Locations:

Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

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Warner Premiere See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Trivia

On ranker for TigerBeat Magazine when Comparing best of the franchise to Worst, the order was Carson's the best, Duff's the second best, Gomez's the third best, and Hale's the Fourth best. See more »

Goofs

During the beginning of "Bless Myself" during the showcase, Angela comes to take off Katie's jacket. When Angela first enters the stage she has a leather jacket. It can be seen when she takes Kate's jacket off. When the camera zooms out, Angela is no longer wearing a jacket. But when she is backstage directly after she has a jacket on again. See more »

Quotes

[Feeling threatened, Gail orders Katie to demonstrate her singing ability]
Gail Van Ravensway: [handing Katie her guitar] Now let's hear this amazing voice.
Katie Gibbs: [playing guitar and singing about Gail] Like a malignant tumor, she's got no sense of humor./Just like a swollen blister, it's best to just resist her./She's not exactly a witch, more like a terrible b...
Gail Van Ravensway: [yanks away her guitar] Well, your lyrics stink, but Guy's right. You've got chops.
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Connections

Featured in MsMojo: Top 10 Greatest Cinderella Movies (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Knockin
Written by In-q, Tim James and Antonina Armato
Performed by Freddie Stroma
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Seriously not bad
9 June 2012 | by ness-cessitySee all my reviews

I've probably given it a slightly generous rating and that's probably thanks to the music, I'm so pleased that there is finally a teen musical movie that has kids in it that can act and sing. Not the whiny voices Disney keeps trying to tell us we like but ones you might even consider buying an album of (without 3 weeks of whining from the pre-teen in your life). Admittedly they probably wouldn't win Idol off their own backs but they can sing, just have a listen to Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars) in the opening.

The plot and supporting characters can seem a bit flimsy at times but to be honest, who really watches these types of films and expects them to win an Oscar?

Definitely worth 88 minutes of your life. Preferably with a tub of Ben & Jerry's and your most comfortable PJs


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