Thursday, September 8, 2011

Review: A Cinderella Story: Once Upon A Song

My daughter is obsessed with Princesses, mainly Disney Princesses but she loves all princesses she can find. I don't care if they are real, cartoon, in a book, on TV, at the carnival, she loves them all! She even had a Princess themed Birthday Party last year! So whenever I can find a princess themed movie I immediately grab it up for her!

The latest movie I received to review just so happens to be based on the childhood classic: Cinderella or P P rella as my daughter calls her. Don't ask me why. This one is titled- A Cinderella Story: Once Upon A Song.

A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song (released September 6, 2011 and in stores now) is a modern and enchanting twist on an enduring classic! Katie (Lucy Hale) dreams of being a recording artist but is continually thwarted by her cruel stepmother (Missi Pyle) and stepsister (Megan Park). When Katie falls hard for Luke (Freddie Stroma), the new boy at her Performing Arts school, she tries to get his attention with her singing. But when her stepsister takes credit for Katie's amazing voice and Luke falls for the wrong girl, Katie must learn to stand up for her dreams before her stepmother forces Katie to sing Luke into the arms of her wicked stepsister at the Semester Talent Showcase. 

My Take: I personally didn't want to see this one. Don't ask me why. I just wasn't interested in it. So I put it in the portable DVD player for my daughter to watch. As soon as she heard music she was swaying back and forth and trying to sing along. I had to peek over and I must admit they have some really cute songs in the movie. I was beginning to think it was a little too difficult for a 3 year old to understand but after it was finished she started walking around talking about she was "Princess Katie" and Princess Katie had a mean sister. Now she wants to watch the movie all the time. So I guess it gets her seal of approval. =)

Buy it: The movie is available on DVD for the SRP of $28.98. It can also be purchased now for permanent download or rented on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video and Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 games consoles. And you can rent it via kiosks and subscription starting October 4. It has a run time of 85 minutes and includes several bonus features including a gag reel, "Bless Myself" music video and So you Wanna Be a Dancer (teaches you new dance steps!) My daughter loved the dance class part!

Disclosure: This DVD was provided to me by Warner Premiere at no charge in exchange for a fair and honest review. The ideas and opinions expressed are my own. I was not paid nor compensated in any other way.


  1. For some reason I didn't want to see this one either. I think I was tired of seeing mean people for a while. But I am glad it meets your daughter's approval! :)

  2. The So you Wanna Be a Dancer bonus feature sounds cool. One of my nieces loves to dance, sing and thinks she's a princess, so I'm sure she'll like the movie.


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