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Indy lives with her aunt and uncle and believes her life is fine until an accident brings a new guy into the picture. Bryant Bailey is not Indy's type - she's never been into guys like him. But then again, she's never really known anyone so stubborn and caring that can also help her discover who she is and what she's worth. A modern retelling of Cinderella, based on the novel by Jenni James. This unique film captures the beauty of awkward teen love, as well as poignant realities of emotional abuse. You will laugh and cry with Indy as she traverses this incredible journey to freedom and finding out what family and love really means.Written by
screenwriter/author Jenni James
In Indy's English class they are studying Shakespeare's Hamlet. A major plot point of Hamlet is also the death of a key parental figure and the grief it caused See more »
(at around 40 mins) Bryant walks up to Indy who is sitting by the flower bed pulling weeds. His hands are empty. He starts to sit down on the ground across from her and he has a weeding tool in his hand before he even finishes sitting. A minute later, Indy reaches out and takes the weeding tool away from him and puts it on the ground near her. Then Bryant is fiddling with the weeding tool again but never reached over to pick it up. See more »
We're Not Stopping Now
Written and Performed by Young Presidents (BMI)
Published by Premium Beat (BMI) See more »
Good Movie With Invaluable Lessons
This was surprisingly good for a hallmark movie. Do not be fooled by the poster and the summary, this isn't your typical indentured servant girl with a teenage romance. Sure some of the dialogue is corny but what do you expect? It's a Hallmark movie.
What I really appreciate though, is the fact that they took time to develop the element of friendship between Indy and Bryant. He wasn't just her prince, he was also her fairy godmother. Most Cinderella adaptations I've watched just focused on her hardships and her romance at the big nice ball, but this movie delivered a more fleshed out prince in the form of Bryant. In particular, I really liked how they highlighted the difference between him and Max, and I enjoyed looking out for Indy's reactions to both of them. Cinderella's character was true to the original. You find out how kind and patient she is through her actions in the movie. Obviously, the acting could have been better but it didn't bother me that much.
The surprising thing was they actually touched on the abuse in Cinderella and treated it very seriously in this modern retelling e.g. the signs, the different types, the process of handling it, so if you're not comfortable with that sort of thing and want more of a fairytale romance, then I suggest you watch another adaptation. But personally, I thought it was handled sensibly.
Overall, I think it's nice that they've managed to make a heartwarming movie about family and friendship, and some romance to finish things off. The beginning is quite corny but if you stick around, it gets better.
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