A Cinderella Story : 1 of 5
The moral of this story is Hilary Duff's mom sucks. Not only did she sever her relationship with Disney, but she even helped produce (i.e. pay) for this heap of a movie! I avoided this in the theater since the trailer looked so lame, but I stuck it in my Netflix queue just because I was curious. The plot is exactly what the title says - Hilary is stuck with a step-mom and mean step-sisters, and she meets her handsome prince at the Halloween Ball. Of course, when she leaves, she drops her cell phone! It doesn't get much better from there. To be fair, Hilary really does do a good job of acting - she can cry convincingly, and all those years of Lizzie McGuire experience really gives her believability. It's not her fault that the story is so incredibly mediocre (no, that's her mom's fault!). I hate it when teen movies are filled with one-dimensional characters. For example, if the "mean girls" were really as mean as they are in these movies, they wouldn't really have any friends, would they? To add to the insanity, there's also a music video of Hilary and her sister singing Our Lips Are Sealed - the song is fine, but the video is a bunch of super close-ups of Hilary wearing enough make-up to max our her pimp's credit cards. Maybe someday she'll start being herself again!