• Publication date: August 1, 2011

Can She Save Herself From Tyranny & Win Her Man? Ella Enchanted: Prepare To Be Spellbound

Ella Enchanted is a story set in the imaginary kingdom of Frell. It is customary in the kingdom that each newborn baby is granted a special gift by a fairy godmother. In Ella�s case her godmother is Lucinda, who endowed the young girl with the �blessing� of total obedience.

Ella Enchanted is a story set in the imaginary kingdom of Frell. It is customary in the kingdom that each newborn baby is granted a special gift by a fairy godmother. In Ella�s case her godmother is Lucinda, who endowed the young girl with the �blessing� of total obedience.

That is great news for Ella�s mother, who can rear a wonderful child keen to hard work and studies; it�s also great for Ella, who will presumably reap the benefits of her well-rounded behaviour.

As instructed by her mother, Ella keeps her special power a guarded secret, not even informing her father of its existence. The family suffers a devastating blow, however, when mom passes away and Sir Peter (Patrick Bergin), the house patriarch, remarries.

Ella�s new stepmother, a hot-tempered woman named Dame Olga brings her two equally nasty daughters, Hattie and Olive into the once happy household.

In very little time Hattie and Olive accidentally discover their stepsister�s vulnerability, and use it for evil acts such as shoplifting. Ella�s only way to escape the girls� oppression is to dispose of her blessing, an act that requires Godmother Lucinda�s help.

As luck would have it, Lucinda is nowhere to be found, and once she is tracked down she is not only unwilling to help, but also insulted by the request.

While being controlled by others is bad enough, it is not the only burden Ella has on her shoulders. The young lady is also an advocate for the kingdom�s downtrodden non-humans, including its giants, ogres, and elves.

This puts Ella at odds with Frell�s Prince Edgar, but saves her life when an angry mob of creatures realizes her sympathy for their cause, and postpones eating her for dinner.

Ella finds herself falling for Prince Edgar�s nephew, Prince Charmont, whom the former intends to assassinate. Along with the handful of problems mentioned above she must also ensure her love�s safety, all while continuing to avoid her plotting sisters.

This movie is rated PG for some crude humor and language.

Year: 2004

Runtime: 96 mins

Genre: Comedy/ Fantasy

Starring:

Anne Hathaway

Hugh Dancy

Cary Elwes

Aidan McArdle

Joanna Lumley

Lucy Punch

Jennifer Higham

Minnie Driver

Directed by: Tommy O'Haver