A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits (2016)

If you have been following my trek through the Cinderella Story franchise, you will come to know that I really enjoyed the first three entries, rating them 8/10, 7/10, and 7/10 in that order. When we sat down to watch If the Shoe Fits, I was wondering if the series could keep up the momentum. 

Sadly the movie did not live up to its predecessors. However, I finally figured out who the best Cinderella was. Her name is Sofia Carson. 

Carson recently appeared in a bunch of reviews for Disney’s Descendants, but she never really stood out to me in those films. In this film, she is the star and is the most beautiful Cinderella to date.

I thought the movie was terrible from start to finish, well, that was until the ending. I was half interested in the dual role angle they tried to play. Things changed as the “Cinderella” production had their opening night. 

The show was going as planned until it was sabotaged and opened the door for Carson’s character to be herself. It was a little surprising and simply beautiful. Her transformation won me over and made the whole journey worth my time. 

Even though this is the weakest film in the series, Carson is one of the most talented Cinderella’s. Hilary Duff and Selena Gomez have gone on to build mini empires of their own, yet Carson may just be the complete package when it comes to looks, singing talent, and dance moves. 

I wish I could rate this one higher, but even being mesmerized by one character isn’t enough to save the day. 3/10

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