A Cinderella Story

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 7+

Funny and sweet update of the Cinderella tale.

PG 2004 95 minutes

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 15 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 61 reviews

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age 8+

Disordered Eating is a No-Go

I enjoyed this movie with my 12 year old, but I did notice a few disordering eating comments such as 'do you have anything with no-sugar, fat-free, carb-free,' or by Hilary's character, Sam choosing a Big Mac over a rice cake and therefore eliminating 'at least 50% of the girls in the year.' So as my daughter asked some questions, I had a chat with her about how living a life by food is not a good life to live, and that Sam's non-disordered eating habits were a much better role model than the other girls, hence why they were the antagonists! So one of my key points is that Sam is a great role model for the kids watching as she is strong, independent, and a really good character for children to look up to. Overall, this movie was a really great one to watch, with a lot of laughs involved.

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age 6+

Overall a great movie

Overall I really loved this movie. I grew up with it so when I first saw it I was around 6 or 7. There were a few things that confused me as a kid like Fiona’s breast implants, and Sam went into a boy’s locker room and the boys reactions to her confused me. Obviously I was too young to understand but it didn’t fully go over my head so if you have a kid I’d keep that in mind. Everything else isn’t out of the ordinary for Cinderella.

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