‘Godmothered’ Movie Review: Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Bell

by Jeremy Spirogis
Godmothered Eleanor

Godmothered is a brand new Disney+ film with an actual Enchanted vibe. Enchanted doesn’t personal the fish out of water style, however Godmothered is one other magical fairy story character within the modern-day actual world. 

Godmothered Eleanor
Jillian Bell | Ok.C. Bailey/Disney+

In that respect, it’s just a little bit Elf too, particularly because it’s additionally a Christmas film. We may go on with examples however Godmothered is a brand new vacation deal with. 

Jillian Bell IS ‘Godmothered’ 

Eleanor (Jillian Bell) is in fairy godmother faculty within the Motherland. Headmistress Moira (Jane Curtain) teaches the fairy godmothers in coaching for a day that can by no means come since the true world doesn’t consider in magic anymore. 

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In truth, they’re about to close down Motherland and reassign all of the fairy godmothers to develop into tooth fairies. Eleanor gained’t surrender although and finds a letter from Mackenzie Walsh. When Eleanor goes to the true world to seek out Mackenzie and make her want come true, she finds Mackenzie (Isla Fisher) is already a grown-up with children of her personal. 

Fun with fairy godmothers 

Godmothered assaults the parable of the fairy godmother from all sides, particularly the Disney incarnations. It dismisses the notion of the singing fairy godmother, regardless of Eleanor’s frequent makes an attempt. Her spells go awry and make messes that children will take pleasure in to see. The movie itself makes track decisions adults will respect, and even then perhaps solely deep reduce cinephiles will get all of the musical references.

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L-R: Willa Skye, Jillian Shea Spaeder, Jillian Bell and Isla Fisher | Ok.C. Baily/Disney+

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Fisher doesn’t solely must play straight man to Bell. She will get to do her personal pratfalls on account of Eleanor’s mishap spells. There are a number of fairy story jokes you’ll acknowledge as references to the classics. 

‘Godmothered’ has a great message 

Eleanor’s naivete brings pleasure to the cynical world of 2020 Boston, Mass. She could be serving to Mackenzie and her daughters simply together with her supportive presence, even when she weren’t magic. 

Of course, with all of the above types of humor, you recognize Godmothered goes to finish up with an irreverent tackle fortunately ever after. Moira establishes the standard three half method of robe + real love = fortunately ever after. The movie has a great message about what truly constitutes a fairy story ending today. 

Jillian Bell in GodmotheredJillian Bell in Godmothered
Jillian Bell | Disney+

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Plus, the male lead is called Hugh Prince (Santiago Cabrera). They’re not pretending they don’t know what style they’re in. Plus, it’s bought the entire Christmas season too with snow and lights and sledding and carols. 

The menace of Motherland closing by no means actually feels palpable. It’s compulsory to offer Eleanor a deadline, however Godmothered appears to realize it so devotes minimal display time so it might concentrate on the extra joyful components of the story.

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