Comedy, music, dance, romance, good guys and bad guys...this film has it all. A Cinderella Story is a really great film which has something for all the family. If you imagine a modern-day take on the fairytale classic mashed up with an episode of Glee, then you're in the right ball park.
There are some fabulous characters in the film. Kids will love Katie (the modern-day Cinders), Luke (the Prince Charming character) and the mischievous and technically brilliant little brother Victor. Grown-ups will definitely enjoy the subtler humour provided by the evil stepmom and supporting characters such as Ravi, the live-in phoney spiritual guru.
The film is fast-paced and has some wickedly funny scenes, and at just under 90 minutes, it is just the right length to keep little ones focussed if watching with a mixed age group. The plot stays close enough to the original Cinderella Tale to be recognisable at various points throughout, but the makers of the film have done a great job in setting the story in a modern context
Kids of all ages (and parents) are going to love the music (you'll probably find yourself humming the tunes days after), and you might even be tempted to push back the furniture and join in with the Bollywood style dance-off which takes place at the ball.
All in all, we give this film a big thumbs up - we thoroughly enjoyed it and think it is a great film for all the family to watch together.