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A Cinderella Story: Starstruck Review

Experience an Enchanting Twist in “A Cinderella Story: Starstruck”! 

Step into a magical world where dreams really do come true with “A Cinderella Story: Starstruck.” Brace yourself for a captivating journey filled with laughter, love, and stardom that will leave you spellbound!

Get ready to be whisked away to a small town where fairy tales and fame collide. Our story revolves around the delightful, talented, and endearing Finley Tremaine, whose dreams of becoming a star seem unattainable amidst her daily grind as a farm girl.

But destiny has something extraordinary in store for Finley! When a glamorous Hollywood film crew arrives in town, she finds herself caught up in a whirlwind adventure. As fate would have it, Finley crosses paths with the charming and charismatic leading man, Jackson Stone, who sees something special in her.

From their first encounter, sparks fly, and a magical connection is forged. However, there’s a catch—Finley is disguised, and Jackson knows nothing about her true identity. Embarking on a secret journey, Finley must balance her ordinary life while living out her wildest dreams. Will love conquer all, or will her secret identity shatter everything she holds dear?

Prepare to be mesmerized by the irresistible chemistry between Finley and Jackson as they navigate the glitz and glamour of showbiz. Alongside their charming romance, indulge in the laughter and comic mischief brought by Finley’s quirky best friend, who adds an extra dash of humor to this enchanting tale.

“A Cinderella Story: Starstruck” promises a visual feast of breathtaking cinematography, dazzling costumes, and stunning music that will transport you to a world of glamour and fairy tale enchantment. With heartwarming moments, unforgettable characters, and a story that will tug at your heartstrings, this modern-day Cinderella story is perfect for audiences of all ages.

So, whether you’re a fan of classic fairy tales, a hopeless romantic, or simply seeking an entertaining escape, join us for “A Cinderella Story: Starstruck” and immerse yourself in a magical journey that will leave you believing in the power of dreams.

Experience the magic, find your star, and get ready to be starstruck!

Our A Cinderella Story: Starstruck Review

A Cinderella Story: Starstruck is the sixth in the Cinderella series franchise is available now on digital and DVD and scheduled for HBO Max later in 2021.

Warner Bros. provided me a DVD to view this movie for this review. 

A Cinderella Story: Starstruck

A Cinderella Story: Starstruck follows a country girl named Finley Tremain(Bailee Madison) with dreams of stardom.

She thinks her dreams coming true rest in landing an audition and leaving her evil stepmother and step-siblings behind when a movie musical comes to her small town for filming.

The audition doesn’t go as planned, and Finley finds herself willing to change her looks and ready to do whatever it will take to make her dream a reality.

As all Cinderella stories go, a handsome leading man, Jackson Stone (Michael Evans Behling), throws her plan off schedule.

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While the film may be predictable, one difference in A Cinderella Story: Starstruck that stands out from the others in the series is that instead of two step-sisters, the protagonist has two evil step-siblings, Saffron and Kale, played by Lillian Doucet-Roche and Richard Harmon.

Sure, it is a minor change, but an update more aligned with modern times and still fits into the Cinderella Story.

I thought introducing a male sibling was relatable, entertaining, and a fresh change.

Cinderella is brought to life by Bailee Madison, and she is wonderful in this role.

Following a talented line of Cinderellas in the series(Hilary Duff, Selena Gomez, Lucy Hale, Sofia Carson, and Laura Marano), she allows her talent to shine. 

Prince Charming, Michael Evans, is a country film star looking for the less complicated small-town life.

I found Behling to convey charming, and the chemistry between Behling and Madison is believable rather than forced.

April Telek plays Valerian, the former “It girl,” now Finley’s evil stepmother is a character you love to dislike.

The “steps” in this movie are entertaining in their outrageously over-the-top performances.

They sort of plant the seed that wants you to join them in their naughty behavior.

Michelle Johnston, who has directed several of the films (and choreographed the first four films) in the Cinderalla Story series, makes this film relatable.

She is also the writer of this film.

It’s geared towards a pre-teen demographic where mindless, cheesy entertainment is attractive to the viewer.

It’s wrapped up in a fun way that we enjoyed.

Cinderella Story: Starstruck is definitely predictable.

We still found it entertaining and enjoyed the fun music that I still hear from time to time in my teenagers’ rooms! 

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Whether this is your first film in the Cinderella Story or you’re an established fan, A Cinderella Story: Starstruck will be enjoyed and have you dancing and singing. 

One word of caution, if your children understand suggestive material, you may want to screen this film before they watch it. I don’t understand the need for this in movies aimed at a pre-teen demographic, but it seems to be in everything. Saffron appears to be the character where this material is heard—I didn’t pick up on it with the other characters.

Grab the family and enjoy ACinderella Story: Starstruck now on Digital (on the Movies Anywhere app) and DVD and HBO Max later this year.

We enjoyed painting cookies from for this film. 

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Make it a family movie night and bake your favorite cookies.

We enjoyed being creative and painting delicious cookies from Little Spark Cookies that were sent from Warner Bros.

Why Your Family will Love A Cinderella Story: Starstruck

Families will absolutely love “A Cinderella Story: Starstruck” for several compelling reasons:

  1. Heartwarming Story: At its core, the film embodies the timeless themes of dreams, self-discovery, and the power of love. It teaches valuable lessons about staying true to oneself and embracing one’s unique talents, making it a heartwarming and uplifting experience for the whole family.
  2. Positive Role Models: “A Cinderella Story: Starstruck” presents relatable and inspiring characters that children and parents alike can admire. From Finley, a determined and hardworking young woman with big dreams, to Jackson, who appreciates her for who she truly is, the film showcases characters who demonstrate resilience, kindness, and the importance of following your passions.
  3. Family-Friendly Humor: Alongside the enchanting romance, the film features lighthearted and family-friendly humor that will have everyone laughing out loud. From comedic mishaps to witty banter, there are plenty of moments that will entertain both young and adult viewers.
  4. Visual Spectacle: The movie boasts stunning cinematography, vibrant costumes, and captivating musical numbers that will captivate the whole family’s imagination. The magical and glamorous world of showbiz is brought to life on screen, providing a feast for the eyes and a truly immersive experience.
  5. Shared Experience: “A Cinderella Story: Starstruck” offers an opportunity for families to come together and enjoy a delightful cinematic adventure. Whether it’s watching the film in the comfort of home or experiencing it in a theater, the shared experience of witnessing Finley’s journey and rooting for her success creates lasting memories for the entire family.
  6. Timeless Appeal: The Cinderella story has been beloved for generations, and “A Cinderella Story: Starstruck” brings a fresh and modern twist to the classic tale. This adaptation appeals to both long-time fans of the fairy tale and newcomers, ensuring that families can bond over a story that has captured hearts for years.

In summary, families will fall in love with “A Cinderella Story: Starstruck” due to its heartwarming story, positive role models, family-friendly humor, visual spectacle, shared experience, and timeless appeal. It’s a cinematic treat that can be enjoyed by every member of the family, creating a cherished and magical movie-watching experience for all.

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