Cindy Eller: A Modern Fairy Tale (1985)

Run Time - 60 min.  |  
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This updated version of Cinderella is set in the New York of the 1980s. A very young Kyra Sedgwick stars as Cindy Eller, a shy and awkward teenager burdened with a seemingly insensitive stepmother and two attractive, trendy, and overbearing stepsisters (one of whom is played by Jennifer Grey!). Yearning to attend an upcoming dance with handsome classmate Greg Prince (Grant Show), Cindy receives assistance from an unlikely "fairy godmother" in the form of an all-knowing Central Park "bag lady" named Martha (Pearl Bailey, who won an Emmy Award for her performance). And in the process, our heroine comes to realize that her "new" mother and sisters aren't really so bad after all.