In the case of this Cinderella update it's the audience that's turned into a pumpkin. Of all the ill-conceived retellings of this rags-to-riches saga, STROKE OF MIDNIGHT must be the flattest and least inspired.
Set in the world of Parisian haute couture, Salvitore (Rob Lowe) is a designer who's running out of ideas. Will he never notice his plain-Jane dressing-room assistant Kelly Carter (Jennifer Grey)? When will he have the good sense to let Kelly create the shoes that will accessorize the overpriced
fashion monstrosities he concocts? Voila! A directionless fairy godmother named Wanda (Andrea Ferreol) comes to Kelly's aid after the would-be princess of pumps ...