Over-worked, harried and terrified of being put back in foster care, 17-year-old Katie Gibbs (Lucy Hale) does her stepmother and step-siblings’ bidding without complaining. Vocally gifted, Katie feels particularly upset when forced to lay down singing tracks so that her untalented stepsister, Bev van Ravensway, can hopefully win a recording contract from Massive Records–whose company President, Harvey Morgan, is scouting for new spectacular talent at a talent showcase for the Performing Arts Department at a prestigious private school.

Studio: Warner Home Video
Year: 2011
Release Date: September 6, 2011
Run time: 85 minutes
Rating: NR

Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 mix
Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
Disc Spec: 1 DVD
Region: 1

It’s a modern and enchanting twist on an enduring classic in “A Cinderella Story: Once Upon A Song”!  Katie (Lucy Hale) dreams of being a recording artist but is continually thwarted by her cruel stepmother (Missi Pyle) and stepsister (Megan Park).

Cyrano De Bergerac meets Cinderella. Over-worked, harried and terrified of being put back in foster care, 17 year old Katie (Lucy Hale) does her stepmother and step-siblings’ bidding without complaining. Vocally gifted, Katie feels particularly upset when forced to lay down singing tracks so that her untalented stepsister, Bev Van Ravensway, can hopefully win a recording contract from Massive Records – who’s company President, Harvey Morgan, is scouting for new spectacular talent at a talent showcase for the Performing Arts Department at a prestigious private school.

When Katie falls hard for Luke (Freddie Stroma), the new boy at her Performing Arts school, she tries to get his attention with her singing.  But when her stepsister takes credit for Katie’s amazing voice and Luke falls for the wrong girl, Katie must learn to stand up for her dreams before her stepmother forces Katie to sing Luke into the arms of her wicked stepsister at the Winter Talent Showcase.
Movie Quality: 6/10

Special Features

  • “Bless Myself” Official Music Video
  • Gag reel
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Spotlighting Lucy Hale: Our New Cinderella:  From Pretty Little Liars to vocal princess
  • So You Wanna Be a Dancer?
  • Meet Prince Charming
  • Flip Cam Diaries

Special Features: 7/10

Final Thoughts

It’s a musical twist on an enduring classic! Katie (Lucy Hale of Pretty Little Liars) dreams of being a recording artist but is continually thwarted by her cruel stepmother (Missi Pyle) and stepsister (Megan Park of The Secret Life of An American Teenager). When Katie falls hard for Luke (Freddie Stroma), the new boy at her Performing Arts School, she tries to get his attention with her singing.
Overall Rating: 5/10