If Cinderella and Enchanted had a Disney baby, it would be Godmothered.
Directed by Sharon Maguire and written by Kari Granlund and Melissa Stack, the film stars Jillian Bell and Isla Fisher.
It was released on Disney+ on December 4, 2020 and that is where you will still find it if you fancy some festive fun.
What Is Godmothered About?
Jillian Bell (Brittany Runs A Marathon), stars as Eleanor, a young fairy godmother in training at Motherland.
But things have been slow on the Godmothering front. With no demand for happily ever after's, the school is in danger of closing.
Attempting to save the school, Eleanor finds the very last request from ten-year-old Mackenzie Walsh and decides to make her dreams come true.
Heading through the magic portal, with the help of Agnes (June Squibb), Eleanor lands in the real world and heads to Boston to find Mackenzie.
Little does she know that Mackenzie (Isla Fisher) is now all grown up and a single mother of two, working at a local news station.
With not enough money or hours in the day, Mackenzie definitely needs Eleanor's help; she just doesn't know it – yet.
The problem is that Eleanor is stuck in a fairytale notion of happily ever after, which doesn't really apply to modern life. A cute dress and finding Prince Charming don't really cut it anymore.
Even as this dawns on Eleanor, she can't abandon her mission as without the storybook ending, Motherland will close, and if she doesn't get back in time, she will be disenchanted.
Godmothered Official Trailer
Is Godmothered Worth Watching?
Godmothered starts off really funny. Jillian Bell, as an enthusiastic but naive student amidst a room full of jaded older fairy godmothers, is a fun new twist.
So, too, are her antics once she enters the real world. There are some genuine laugh-out-loud moments, but they tend to fade away as the movie becomes very heavy on the sappiness.
It's definitely a film of two halves – comedy in the first, overly sweet in the second.
As Christmas movies go, Godmothered isn't the worst by any means. It's a light-hearted, charming family comedy with a really good message. However, it is almost ruined by the awful ending.
Even my 11-year-old said it was the cringiest thing she's ever seen… But if that doesn't bother you, sit back and watch it with the kids, and it will still make you smile.
After all, this is a Disney film, so you pretty much know what you are going to get. It's a traditional Cinderella tale with a contemporary twist that is worth a watch.
Godmothered Movie Cast
Jillian Bell as Eleanor, a fairy godmother
Isla Fisher (Wolf Like Me) as Mackenzie Walsh, who, as a young girl, dreamed of meeting her Prince Charming and living happily ever after.
Jane Curtin as Moira
Mary Elizabeth Ellis as Paula, Mackenzie's sister.
Jillian Shea Spaeder as Jane, Mackenzie's older daughter
Willa Skye as Mia, Mackenzie's younger daughter
Santiago Cabrera as Hugh Prince
Utkarsh Ambudkar as Grant
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