Top critical review
Mediocre acting with a cliche story line
Reviewed in the United States on May 9, 2017
Hale has an amazing voice, there's no denying that. I think this movie is a great take on the Cinderella concept that everyone loves, but in some parts of the movie the acting comes across as forced and awkward. Granted, this is a movie aimed to an audience who are probably 11-14, and I'm sure if you were actually in that age range, you'd like it more.
There are scenes that seem to go on for too long and are totally unnecessary to the story line like the dance scene where they have a 'dance battle'. The singing scenes also seem longer than they need to be, giving an awkward atmosphere.
Overall, the movie is a great addition to the 'Cinderella Story' franchise. It show unexpected love in unconditional ways and gives a good pedestal to showcase the actors' talents. If you just want a cliche love story with some singing and dancing thrown in, this is a good movie to rent.