Films That Formed the Tween Collective Unconscious of the Y2K Era

Welcome to Sleepover Cinema, where we analyze the films that created the collective unconscious of the girls, gays, and theys of the late 90s and early 2000s.

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A Cinderella Story

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A Cinderella Story

2004's A Cinderella Story is a movie that ultra-permeated the consciousness of Hannah and Audrey's childhood. It's a true Moment for Hilary Duff's career— and a truly inexplicable one for the career of Jennifer Coolidge— but does it stand the test of time? Short answer... no. But listen to hear more.

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