A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish (2019)

A Cinderella Story continues to make Disney money, so every few years, they cast a bunch of young adults and fire up the old pumpkin coach. Now that Disney has it’s own platform to release any content they want, I would not be surprised to see another Cinderella Story someday.

For the time being, I bring you to the end of the current series with Christmas Wish. This holiday-themed movie is by far the weakest entry to date. I understand that Christmas movies have their own genre and are popular once a year, but it doesn’t mean all roads have to eventually lead to a December themed story.

This time around, we find Laura Marano as Cinderella. She is a brilliant songwriter who can hold her own when singing. Despite a miserable living arrangement with her evil stepmom, she ends up falling in love with the richest boy in the world. 

The film does what it can with what it has, and that is nothing. The only significant part is when the evil stepmom gets a reality check at the Christmas party. You knew it was coming, but it goes down in a much better way than I could have imagined. I loved it—one of the best doses of your medicine in the five films. 

I want to go on and on about the story and how they could improve from here, but I don’t want to waste your time. At least the characters and movies can only go up from up here, right? 2/10


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