A Cinderella Story (2004) Hilary Duff, Jennifer Coolidge, Chad Michael Murray... This is a great modern adaptation of the story of Cinderella and her upbringing under the thumb of her evil stepmother and snobby stepsisters. Duff is a down-to-earth girl the cast can easily relate to and fall in love with. She's an overworked underpaid waitress dreaming to one day escape to college, not a castle. And her crush ends up not being prince, but the most popular guy in school.