A Cinderella Story is one of those movies every 90s kid distinctly remembers.
It’s a modern-day retelling of Cinderella from 2004 about two misunderstood teens: Sam (Hillary Duff) and Austin (Chad Michael Murray), who fall in love over text/instant-messenger.
There’s Chad Michael Murray as the hot prince, Hillary Duff in her usual role of a misunderstood teenager and Jennifer Coolidge as the evil, but hilarious step-mother — a pretty star-studded cast.
But the one character that stands out above all the rest is Rhonda, played by Regina King. She made the entire movie.
I honestly feel like this should be a widely accepted truth and doesn’t need further evidence, but in case you need a refresher, let’s review the facts.
She literally ran the whole diner.
She constantly encouraged Sam’s education.
Rhonda was protective AF.
She made this face while checking out Austin Ames.
Rhonda’s general motherly ways.
She consistently put Fiona in her place.
She’s the literal fairy godmother in the story who gave Sam a much-needed glow-up.
And then she also convinced Sam to go to the ball.
Rhonda used this incredible line to try and stop Fiona from finding out Sam snuck out to go to the homecoming dance.
And when Sam finally quit and stood up to Fiona, Rhonda offered to let Sam live with her.
Moral of the story: Rhonda is hands down the best character.
I will not be taking questions at this time.
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