One is never too old for Disney movies. I actually think I gain a new appreciation for them as the years go on. Godmothered wasn’t a title I had heard much about. Despite having Disney +, I often forget to check what they have on there. It was my husband who told me about this movie and when I discovered that Isla Fisher was the star, there wasn’t a doubt in my mind that I needed to check it out. I have seen so many of her films and loved every one. Luckily Godmothered lived up to my expectations.
Eleanor (Jillian Bell) is a young fairy godmother who, clumsy at times, is eager and willing to learn the tricks of her trade. Over the last few years, the use of fairy godmothers hasn’t been as great as before. With talks that the Motherland is closing for good, Eleanor decides to set out on a journey of her own to prove that she can turn things around for her people by finding Mackenzie (Isla Fisher), a little girl who wrote to the godmothers and whose letter ended up in the archives.
When Eleanor makes it to America, she discovers that Mackenzie is no longer the ten year old who wrote that letter all those years ago. Instead, she is an overworked, single mother of two who never got her happily ever after. Eleanor only has a few days to help Mackenzie turn her life around or the portal to get back home will be closed forever.
This movie was so freaking cute. I couldn’t get over how adorable it all was. I felt major Enchanted vibes while watching which is awesome because that is also one of my all time favorites. In true Disney fashion, the backgrounds, costumes and make up were completely magical and served as a perfect escape for me. Additionally, the fact that the storyline takes place around Christmas was very fitting.
I loved the friendship that grew between Eleanor and Mackenzie. The adventures they went on together were fun and definitely otherworldly. The fact that the film was helmed by two strong, female characters was much appreciated.
If you are in the mood for something lighthearted, I recommend giving Godmothered a try. I guarantee it will put a smile on your face and envelope you in a giant hug.