11.02.2011

Another Cinderella Story

Another Cinderella Story is a 2008 romantic comedy directed by Damon Santostefano and starring Selena Gomez and Drew Seeley. The film was released direct-to-DVD by Warner Premiere on September 16, 2008.[1] It was released on DVD in the UK on October 27, 2008.[2] It is a thematic sequel to the 2004 film A Cinderella Story, reprising the same themes and situations but not containing any characters from the earlier movie.
The movie was shot in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada throughout January 2008,[3] and was ranked as the number one cable movie in several key demographics when aired on the ABC Family on January 19, 2009. The soundtrack reached number eight on Billboard's soundtrack chart, with one single charting at position 58 on the Billboard Hot 100. It won the 2010 Writers Guild of America Award for Children's script-long form or special[4]
his movie is a retelling of the Cinderella fairy tale in a modern setting, with Mary Santiago (Selena Gomez), a high school student with ambitions of becoming a dancer, taking the role of Cinderella; Tami (Jessica Parker Kennedy) Mary's only best friend as her fairy godmother; Dominique Blatt (Jane Lynch) taking the role of the stepmother; Britt (Emily Perkins) and Bree (Katharine Isabelle) as the two stepsisters; and Joey Parker, (Drew Seeley), now a famous celebrity that has returned to school for his senior year and to remember why he started dancing, as the prince. A school dance substitutes for the ball, with the role of the glass slipper filled by a Zune.[5]                                                                                          

Amber Wilkinson of Eye For Film gave the film four out of five stars, saying that it was better than its predecessor, and praised the musical aspects, saying that "the song and dance numbers are so well-handled and catchy, it's a shame there aren't more of them." However, she also said that the "characters are so wafer thin they barely cast a shadow."[6] While Wilkinson says that the film is completely different from A Cinderella Story, Lacey Walker, reviewing for Christian Answers, notes several aspects of the two films that were directly parallel to each other. Walker also gave it three out of five stars, praising the script, saying the writers "peppered this story with a surprising dose of humor and some pleasing plot twists." However, Walker specifically criticized the "glaringly obvious" age difference between the 15 year old Gomez and the 25 year old Seeley.[7]                                         
ABC Family presented the television premiere of the film on January 18, 2009.[8] The premiere was watched by 5.3 million viewers. The movie ranked as January 2009's No. 1 cable movie across all key demos: Adults 18-34 (1.0 million, tie), Adults 18-49 (1.9 million) and Viewers 12-34 (2.3 million). In Females 12-34, ABC Family aired January 2009's Top 7 movies on all TV, led by the debut of Another Cinderella Story (1.8 million, 1/18/09, 8:00 p.m.) and namesake "A Cinderella Story" (978,000, 1/18/09, 6:00 p.m.). It aired on Disney Channel on July 11.[9] Source: Nielsen Media Research (National Ratings, January 2009: 12/29/08-1/25/09, Most Current: Live + SD, blended with Live + 7, when available).                                                                                                              

The soundtrack was released by Razor & Tie, and reached #116 on the Billboard 200 on Feb 27, 2009. It also reached number eight on Billboard's Soundtrack chart.[10]

[edit]Track listing

No.TitleRecording artistLength
1."Tell Me Something I Don't Know"  Selena Gomez3:20
2."New Classic (Single Version)"  Drew SeeleySelena Gomez3:08
3."Hurry Up and Save Me"  Tiffany Giardina3:50
4."Just That Girl"  Drew Seeley3:17
5."Bang a Drum"  Selena Gomez3:12
6."1st Class Girl"  Drew Seeley, Marcus Paulk3:00
7."On Hold 4 You"  Jane Lynch2:29
8."Valentine's Dance Tango"  The Twins2:12
9."No Average Angel"  Tiffany Giardina2:57
10."Don't Be Shy"  Small Change, Lil' JJ, Chani4:03
11."X-Plain It to My Heart"  Drew Seeley1:15
12."New Classic (Live)"  Drew Seeley, Selena Gomez5:29
13."Another Cinderella Story (Score Suite)"  John Paesano2:39
14."New Classic (Acoustic Version)"  Drew Seeley, Selena Gomez2:41

"Tell Me Something I Don't Know" by Selena Gomez was released as a single on August 5, 2008 on iTunes[11] and a Radio Disney version (which removes the Hurricane Katrina reference) was released on September 9, 2008, on iTunes. The song was also featured on the Kidz Bop 15 CD. A new version of the song is featured on Selena Gomez & the Scene's debut album, Kiss & Tell.
Music video
The music video starts with scenes reminiscent of (but not from) the film; Gomez cleaning a house and the maid yelling at her. Gomez then leaves the house and does a dance routine with her backup dancers, while the maid watches from the house window. The video also features Gomez in front of a black background with lyrics from the song (such as "I'm ready for it" and "One in a million") flying around her.[12]

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