Ella Enchanted
Ella Enchanted
PG | 09 April 2004 (USA)
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Ella lives in a magical world in which each child, at the moment of their birth, is given a virtuous "gift" from a fairy godmother. Ella's so-called gift, however, is obedience. This birthright proves itself to be quite the curse once Ella finds herself in the hands of several unscrupulous characters whom she quite literally cannot disobey. Determined to gain control of her life and decisions, Ella sets off on a journey to find her fairy godmother who she hopes will lift the curse. The path, however, isn't easy -- Ella must outwit a slew of unpleasant obstacles including ogres, giants, wicked stepsisters, elves and Prince Charmont's evil uncle, who wants to take over the crown and rule the kingdom.

Reviews
BootDigest

Such a frustrating disappointment

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Tedfoldol

everything you have heard about this movie is true.

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Odelecol

Pretty good movie overall. First half was nothing special but it got better as it went along.

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Nayan Gough

A great movie, one of the best of this year. There was a bit of confusion at one point in the plot, but nothing serious.

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White_Prophet

As a kid, i liked this movie quite a bit so there is some nostalgia there that brings this movie up a bit for me. I think that Anne Hathaway did a good job in this, there is decent chemistry between the two leads, and the premise of the movie is still pretty engaging. However, re-watching it today the movie doesn't quite hold up. The movie is a bit too childish with some very cheesy and cliched dialogue. Overall it's a decently fun movie that works best for a younger audience.

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invisibleunicornninja

The only thing that this movie really has going for it is that its a bit funny, though a lot of the humor is pretty cheap and unoriginal. The story is poorly executed, partially due to the random bits of narration and the over reliance of characters being dumb. The acting is ok. Some of the actors are terrible, a lot of them are pretty bad. There are a lot of obvious green screens in this movie. The set designs and costumes and effects aren't that great. Its a fun movie, but overall I wouldn't recommend it.

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Davis P

Anna Hathaway's Ella enchanted is a delightful slice of family oriented fun that just about anyone can enjoy. Anne Hathaway was a great choice to play Ella, she's innocent and radiates kindness and has a very fairytale like essence to her. Hugh Dancy is a great prince, I'll be honest and say that I don't know whether I would've liked another actor better, he was good, but i don't know that he was the best choice. Hathaway is different because she was for sure the best choice, I don't think anyone else could've played Ella like she did. Vivica A. Fox is here too, she plays the Lucinda, the fairy that gave Ella the "gift" of obedience when she was a baby. All the cast does a good job with their roles and they enhance the film overall. The script is pretty well written, it achieves what it sets out to do and it keeps you interested, especially with the scenes where Ella and Char are together. They both have good natural romantic chemistry and the script provides them with good dialogue. The set designs are commendable and they are very appealing to look at, the same goes for the costumes. The movie has its moments of heart and romance, humor, and it's times of adventure. 8/10 for Ella enchanted. Great pick for a family movie night!

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g-bodyl

I really wanted to like Ella Enchanted, but I really couldn't. It seemed to have a decent plot, but the movie on the whole is pretty lame. It's very cheesy and gimmicky and not that funny. There were a few amusing parts such as when Ella was forced to do every command thanks to a spell, but in the end, this film is only for little kids.Tommy O'Haver's film is about a girl named Ella who has been given the gift of obedience. But when the curse is reaching it's limit, Ella decides to find the fairy who gave it to her so it can be removed. Meanwhile she falls in love with the Prince Charmont.The acting is so-so. Anne Hathaway was still in her princess years when this came out, so she does the best she can do with the predictable script. Hugh Dancy as Charmont wasn't that great. The best roles came from the smaller performances in Cary Elwes and Minnie Driver. They should have had more scenes.Overall, Ella Enchanted tries to succeed as a charming fantasy romance, but it ultimately fails. It's by no means horrible, not it's not that good. There were several amusing scenes, but nothing that can truly save this film. I was reminded much of Shrek and the Princess Bride, but not really in a good way. Honestly, I wasn't expecting to like this and I, for the most part, did not. One thing for sure, the little kids will like this. I rate this film 6/10.

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