• Ella Enchanted (2004)

Ella Enchanted

Release Date: April 9th, 2004

DVD Release Date: August 24th, 2004

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: Children , Romantic comedy , Fantasy

Production Co: Blessington Film Productions, Miramax Films, Jane Startz Productions, Momentum Pictures

Distributors: Miramax Films

Keywords: Amusing , Transformation , Quest , Cheeky , Lighthearted ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    A high-spirited charmer, a fantasy that sparkles with delights. show more

  • 40
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Nothing un-beguiles a fairy tale more than forced whimsy and labored magic, which is precisely what plagues Ella Enchanted. show more

  • 50
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia 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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