Wow. Just wow. For the first five minutes of the film I thought, "Oh, okay, another cheesy Disney-like movie." Boy was I proved wrong! I've finally discovered something: there are three kinds of people in the world. First, the people (mostly preteens, really) who are absolutely obsessed with anything Disney-channel or "Disneyfied" related, and therefore are oblivious to the talent of the actors. Second are the people who always put down Disney-channel or "Disneyfied" related items simply because of this generation's obsessiveness, and therefore also are oblivious to the talent of the actors. Then there is a small minority of people who treat these movies like any other and evaluate them without any prejudice or affinity toward the Disney-channel or "Disneyfied" film franchise. And if you belong to the third group, you'll truly appreciate this film. Selena Gomez is simply divine -- she has mastered all the dancing in this movie in just three weeks! And these are no simple moves. She has added her own personal and signature style to the movie, perfecting each and every dance routine to the point of brilliancy. And Drew is likewise staggering -- not only is he smooth on the dance floor, but he stays in character perfectly throughout the entire film. It's true this movie has the same "follow your dream" formula, but this is revealed through a sumptuous blend of beautiful characters (especially the protagonists, who spark some beautiful cinematic chemistry), stunning dance sequences, dazzling songs, and unpredictable twists in the Cinderella storyline. Now I've noticed that many people have problems with regards to the age differences in the two lead actors. However, one has to keep in mind that some of the most timeless classical romances -- Jane Eyre, Memoirs of a Geisha, Emma, to name a few -- have characters who don't allow their ages to stand in the way of their love, and who try to teach that love exists without any barriers. It's also important to keep in mind that, in the actual film, the characters' ages are not supposed to be that far apart; Mary may look very young, but Selena does have a childlike face . . . but a beautiful, sweet face. I know I said I wouldn't judge according to the Disney franchise, but it's safe to say that, compared to all the other Disney Channel movies I've seen (including High School Musical, Jump in! and Camp Rock), this is the absolute best! It's passionate and endearing, and nothing short of amazing!