Monday, July 12, 2021

A Cinderella Story: Starstruck - #CinderellaStarstruck Film Review

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Lights, Camera, Action! Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will have you singing and dancing in your seat with the release of A Cinderella Story: Starstuck, on Digital beginning June 29th, and on DVD on July 13th. The all-new musical film set in Dreary, Idaho stars Bailee Madison (A Week Away) as our modern-day heroine Finley Tremain and Michael Evans Behling (All American) as her charming romantic interest, Jackson Stone. Other featured actors include April Telek (Chris Watts: Confession of a Killer) as the cruel stepmother, Valerian, and step-siblings Saffron and Kale, played respectively by Lillian Doucet-Roche (A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish) and Richard Harmon (The 100).


A Cinderella Story: Starstruck will be available on Digital for $14.99 SRP ($14.99 in Canada), and on DVD for $19.98 SRP ($24.98 in Canada).

A Cinderella Story: Starstruck will also be available on Movies Anywhere. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can access all their eligible movies by connecting their Movies Anywhere account with their participating digital retailer accounts.


Film Overview:

Finley Tremaine, a small-town farm girl, longs to spread her wings and soar as an aspiring performer. When a Hollywood film crew arrives in her sleepy town, she is determined to land a role in the production and capture the attention of handsome lead actor Jackson Stone. Unfortunately, a botched audition forces her to change course. Now, disguised as cowboy “Huck,” Finley finally gets her big break. But can she keep the charade a secret from everyone, including her evil stepmother and devious step-siblings?

This is the sixth installment in the A Cinderella Story movie series. Other titles include A Cinderella Story (Hilary Duff), Another Cinderella Story (Selena Gomez), A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song (Lucy Hale) A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits (Sofia Carson), and A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish (Laura Marano). Michelle Johnston

BONUS FEATURES

· Finley’s Best Friends: Meet the Farm Animals

· Dirt Under My Nails: The Making of A Cinderella Story: Starstruck

My Review:

To celebrate the release of the movie, I had some of my nieces over to watch a viewing of A Cinderella Story: Starstruck.  We've seen a couple of the previous 'A Cinderella Story' movies and were excited to watch the latest.  

There's not a lot of originality to A Cinderella Story: Starstruck, but it was entertaining.  The film revolves around Finley, a farm girl, who is given an unsavory role in a production.  It's not exactly what she wants but it works out in the end.  She's made to go through slightly bitter experiences but keeps a cool, calm confidence throughout most of it.  The "country" feel of the movie was a fun spin, with country accents, songs, and farm animals.

I wasn't a big fan of some language used in the movie; I would've preferred different words than "stupid", "dammit", and "balls".  I did like the overall theme of the movie about believing in yourself and taking risks.  My tween nieces found this film to be charming and said they'd definitely recommend it.

cookies we received and ate during the viewing of A Cinderella Story: Starstruck