Today we’re talking about the 2019 film A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish.
I’ve reviewed more Cinderella movies than any other archetype. This one managed to make it modern and Christmassy without losing the heart of the story.
The major deviations in this were mostly losing the whole secret identity and shoe thing. I like when the prince meets Cinderella before the ball.
I have never had so much cringe or secondhand embarrassment from the step sisters. I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing though.
The protagonists were loveable and cute. There was some good flirting and the best friend was amazing.
My credulity was strained when the “king” character was a super nice billionaire.
This had all the cheese needed and a lot of decent flirting. The wordplay was pretty good.
Visuals and Music
The choreography was fun and the camera work was clean. Everything screamed Christmas.
The music was nice. I was impressed by the catchyness of the songs.
This was fun. The family seems to have a fondness for Cinderellas. We all enjoyed it and other than the sisters, it wasn’t awkward or angsty.
If you enjoy modern takes on Cinderella and like Christmas romances, this is a cheesy no brainer. Lots of fun and good music.
Final Score: 3.5 Stars out of 5