- Fridge Brilliance: In the fairy tale, Cinderella's salvation comes from dancing at a ball, so it makes perfect sense to have Mary be a dancer. Likewise, the climax at the dance competition.
- Surprisingly Improved Sequel: It did much better with critics than A Cinderella Story, and ranked as January 2009's No. 1 TV film when it aired on ABC Family. It also won the 2010 Writers Guild of America Award for Children's script-long form or special, which says a lot considering the first film was nominated for a Razzie. The fact that another sequel was made (that also has a musical theme, and stars Lucy Hale, who is known for looking like Selena) supports this.
- The Woobie: Admit it, you wanted to hug Mary at least once during this movie. The poor girl just can't catch a break. Seriously, the way her so called family treats her crosses into abusive territory.
YMMV / Another Cinderella Story