Ella: A Modern Cinderella Tale

DVD Release: April 26, 2011
Ella: A  Modern Cinderella Tale


Elle wants to be a singer/songwriter, but her dreams are cut short by the sudden death of her parents. She moves in with her adoptive uncle, who runs a small independent record label whose biggest act, Sensation, is also Elle’s biggest pain. The pop music environment at the label, very different than the country roots she is used to, adds to Elle’s feelings of loss and frustration, and her misplaced guilt, which is caused by the fact that her parents had been en route to her performance at the time of her death. But when she meets Ty Parker, a famous pop singer with a passion for “real” music, her repressed ambition is released through a revitalized interest in singing and songwriting.

Dove Review

Cinderella stories are always a “Happily Ever After” story and this one is not different. This is just a modern version that will be enjoyed by music fans and young girls. A chick flick for sure with Ella playing the Cinderella part, but instead of mean step-sisters, she deals with rude obnoxious female singers and her prince Charming is a big star in the recording business.

Ashlee Hewitt’s wonderful voice adds to the beauty of the music and this charming film. This movie also shows a valuable lesson about following your dreams if you have a great talent because sometimes anything is possible if you try. We award the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages to this terrific DVD.

Content Description

Sex: A couple kiss.
Language: None
Violence: Coffee spilled on girl; discussion regarding parents killed in plane crash, singer blackmails another singer.
Drugs: None
Nudity: Short skirts; tight fitting outfits.
Other: Young woman lies about who she is.


Company: Screen Media
Genre: Musical
Runtime: 97 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe