Godmothered - A Bippity-Boppity-Beautiful Disney+ Movie Review!

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If there was ever a year to need a fairy godmother, 2020 is it and luckily Disney+ delivers with a new original movie, Godmothered.  Godmothered stars Jillian Bell and Isla Fisher as we explore all the magic and wonder of fairy godmothers take flight in a modern world.  Once again, Disney+ has created a movie the whole family can enjoy together with the beautiful blend of childhood appeal with a story that is relative and funny for adults as well.  Godmothered begins streaming on Disney+ on December 4th!

Godmothered Movie Review


Ever wonder where fairy godmothers learn to be so magical?  Well, in Godmothered we get a peak inside the Motherland where an enthusiastic young godmother, Eleanor (Jillian Bell), is attending school to learn the ways of the fairy godmothers.  She is a true believer in happily ever after and refuses to buy into the skepticism that is surrounding her fellow students.  When she learns the Motherland is in trouble as people have stopped believing in "happily ever after,"  Eleanor leaves the Motherland on one final mission to save fairy godmothers from becoming tooth fairies and to prove that happily ever after still exists.  Her mission is a girl named Mackenzie (Isla Fisher).  After a tough journey to the far away land of Boston, Eleanor is surprised to find that Mackenzie is not a little girl, but a grow woman - a single mom who is working hard at her job and raising two girls.  Eleanor has to get Mackenzie to believe in her magic and along the way will learn that happily ever after may not be exactly what she learned in her books.


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The movie is full of both humor and heart.  Both Bell and Fisher shine in their roles.  I loved Jillian Bell in Brittany Runs a Marathon and was excited to see her back in a movie that shows her comedy skills.  Bell brings a naivety and sense of innocence to understanding the complexities of our human world.  She provides many laugh out loud moments for kids and parents alike to enjoy.  Likewise Isla Fisher is no stranger to comedies and presents a character that is hardened to life and sad, but you can see the twinkle in her eye and know that there is something magical hidden inside.   

Check out my favorite quotes from Godmothered here!


I loved the overarching message in the film that happily ever after is not always what you may think.  Eleanor comes to Boston with the idea of what help Mackenzie needs, but as she meets Mackenzie's girls and her, that belief gets challenged.  And the more she tries to make Mackenzie's happily ever after be what she thinks it should be, the more challenges she faces.  It's a powerful message for us that we don't have to conform to what others want and to open our minds and hearts to new ideas and new beliefs.  It is only when Eleanor and Mackenzie let go of their ideas of what life "should" be that they open themselves up to the magic that is a part of all of our lives.  


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Godmothered is a great choice for families to watch together.  The humor in the film is well received by kids and adults alike.  Kids will enjoy the physical comedy and magical mishaps while adults will relate to Mackenzie and the ups and downs of being a working mom in her 40s trying to figure it all out!  There is nothing to worry about as far as inappropriate language or content for kids so you can have no fears in turning this on with even the littlest pumpkins in your field!

Godmothered begins streaming on Disney+ on December 4th - just in time for the holidays.  The movie features a holiday time of year, but is not overly Christmas-y so it can be enjoyed both as a holiday film and after the season has passed.  Don't miss your chance to explore the true meaning of happily ever after and laugh along the way as we all hold on to the belief that maybe, just maybe, our fairy godmother is out there too!

About Godmothered (from Disney+)



Set at Christmas time, “Godmothered” is a comedy about Eleanor, a young, inexperienced fairy godmother-in-training (Jillian Bell), who upon hearing that her chosen profession is facing extinction, decides to show the world that people still need fairy godmothers. Finding a mislaid letter from a 10-year-old girl in distress, Eleanor tracks her down and discovers that the girl, Mackenzie, is now a 40-year-old single mom (Isla Fisher) working at a news station in Boston. Having lost her husband several years earlier, Mackenzie has all but given up on the idea of “happily ever after,” but Eleanor is bound and determined to give Mackenzie a happiness makeover, whether she likes it or not.