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A CINDERELLA STORY: STARSTRUCK is the sixth installment in the A CINDERELLA STORY franchise. Released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, it’s available to watch in Digital, DVD, and streaming on Movies Anywhere. Rated PG, it has a familiar cast, including fan-favorite Bailee Madison, Michael Evans Behling, and other actors known in previous movies in the series. A fun musical, the cast performs songs intertwined with dialogue and choreography throughout the film.
A CINDERELLA STORY: STARSTRUCK is an homage to the classic Cinderella tale with a modern twist. In this story, Finley Tremaine is our heroine who longs to be an actress and far away from her family. Set in a small town in Dreary, Idaho, Finley is a farm girl doing all the work inside and outside of the home while her family complains, plus she’s forced to live in a room in the barn. News that a movie will be produced in their town and they’re looking to cast locals is discussed by her stepbrother, stepsister, and stepmother. Finley sees this as her big break. Her stepmother has refused to let her go unless she completes a seemingly impossible long list of chores, plus take her pig, John Ham, to the butcher.
Her audition doesn’t go well when her pig gets loose, then she ropes him at the same time as the star of the movie, the charming Jackson Stone, and they meet face-to-face in the mud. While they don’t have much conversation, Jackson is intrigued and wants her for the movie, but the producer says no. Finley is kicked off the set with people calling her “pig girl” and her dreams are dashed. She’s forced to hide her pig because she doesn’t have the heart to let him go.
A second chance for an audition opens up, but this time Finley is forced to be creative and goes in disguise as a guy named Huck Finn. Instead of singing, Finley, as Huck, recites a monologue and impresses everyone. She’s hired, as well as her stepsister, Saffron.
In a crazy twist of fate, their farm becomes the set for the movie production, and this should make it easier for Finley to be Huck, but her stepmother is constantly making demands. Somehow, Finley manages to get it all done. Off set, Jackson and Huck have a great rapport and a friendship develops, including each talking about their hopes and dreams for the future. Jackson also finds Finley fishing, and they have a wonderful heart-to-heart.
Her stepmother, true to the classic character, is not a nice woman and intends to sell the farm and leave Finely without anything. When her family discovers the truth about Finley being Huck, they devise a plan to keep her off the set and her character replaced by locking her in the barn.
It’s just a matter of time before the truth will come out to the cast, and to Jackson. The question is, can the girl with farm animals for friends, including a pig, become a modern-day princess of sorts, complete with wearing something in Cinderella blue? Will the farm be saved with the help of her “fairy godmother” realtor Louise, and can a small-town farm girl achieve her dreams to become an actress and still find her prince charming? Finley has one shot.
A CINDERELLA STORY: STARSTRUCK is an entertaining musical film that works well as a modern Cinderella tale. It’s a family-friendly picture that will have you toe-tapping and singing along as you watch. A high-quality movie, the acting, singing, choreography, and overall story show the talent of the screenwriting and caliber of experience of the producer. It’s a wonderful addition to the A CINDERELLA STORY franchise.
The DVD contains the bonus features:
- Finley’s Best Friends: Meet the Farm Animals
- Dirt Under My Nails: The Making of A CINDERELLA STORY: STARSTRUCK.
Whether you watch A CINDERELLA STORY: STARSTRUCK in Digital, DVD, or through the Movies Anywhere platform, you’re in for a treat. A Cinderella Story: Starstruck is streaming online now and will be available on DVD on July 13, 2021.
A Cinderella Story: Starstruck Movie Trailer
How to Watch A Cinderella Story: Starstruck
There are multiple ways to watch A Cinderella Story: Starstruck.
A Cinderella Story: Starstruck is currently available for download and digital streaming on Amazon Prime Video. The DVD goes on sale on July 13, 2021.
You can also watch A Cinderella Story: Starstruck on Movies Anywhere.