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21 Reasons "A Cinderella Story" Was A Masterpiece Of The Mid '00s

It doesn't get more '00s than a movie about AIM and a flip phone.

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1. Because it stars Hilary Duff, aka the Queen of Teen.

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And you were so jealous of those perfect bangs.

2. And her love interest was Chad Michael Murray at the peak of his One Tree Hill fame.

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3. Plus, it featured Jennifer Coolidge, like any notable '00s movie should.

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4. Because everyone felt like this in high school:

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5. Because it contained amazing comeback lines that you wish you came up with yourself.

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6. Because Sam's choker necklace was so ~on trend~.

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7. And you knew this baseball cap she always wore was so stylish.

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8. Because apparently 2004 was a great year for iconic mean girls.

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9. Not to mention kissing in the rain.

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It wasn't just The Notebook.

10. Because of pop culture references like this:

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11. Because these outfits were actually believable:

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12. Because even though it was released 11 years ago, its themes are still relevant today.

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Also because "J-Lo".

13. Because lines like this spoke directly to your black emo heart:

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14. Not to mention Austin's "poetry":

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15. And it just confirmed what you had already learned from high school.

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16. Because the soundtrack included '00s classics from Jimmy Eat World, Jesse McCartney, and The Goo Goo Dolls

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17. Because AIM was a major plot device.

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18. And all you wanted in life was a blue flip phone with stars on it.

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19. Because everyone wanted to be Sam in this dress:

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20. Because this quote was nothing less than #iconic:

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21. And because it included literally the most '00s movie line of all time.

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