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PG| 1 hr. 41 min.

Plot Summary
As a baby, Ella (Anne Hathaway) receives a visit from Lucinda (Vivica A. Fox), her fairy godmother, and is bestowed with a magical talent that requires her to obey anything that she is told to do. This proves to be more of a curse than a blessing, particularly once her mother dies and she is forced to live with the cruel Dame Olga (Joanna Lumley). Eventually, Ella embarks on a journey to find Lucinda and break the spell, accompanied by the handsome Prince Charmont (Hugh Dancy).

Cast: Anne Hathaway , Hugh Dancy , Cary Elwes , Vivica A. Fox , Joanna Lumley , Minnie Driver , Eric Idle , Aidan McArdle

Director: Tommy O'Haver

Genres: Romantic comedy, Fantasy

Distributor: Miramax Films

Ella Enchanted (2004)

Release Date: April 9th, 2004|1 hr. 41 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 75
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    The movie doesn't aspire to be art, merely to entertain adolescent girls, which is practically guaranteed by the luminous presence of Anne Hathaway. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    It has a few moments of fun and whimsy, but it lacks the joyous spirit and intelligent humor of the children's novel on which it's based. show more

  • 50
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Too bad the filmmakers didn't trust the material. For Ella doesn't need music and references to other, better, movies to cast its unique spell. show more

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