First Glance: “Godmothered”


Disney’s “Godmothered” is coming to Disney+ just in time for the holiday season. This part fantasy, part family comedy comes from director Sharon Maguire best known for her “Bridget Jones” movies. Disney was kind enough to provide me with a screener around the same time as its new trailer dropped. At first glance I can see the film appealing to some audiences more than others. And for better or worse it’s hard to miss the similarities to “Elf”. Tell me if you agree.

In a world fittingly known as The Motherland Jillian Bell plays Eleanor, a fairy godmother-in-training who learns that her beloved profession is on the outs. Determined to prove that the world still needs fairy godmothers, Eleanor targets a cynical single mother (played by Isla Fisher) whose hardened shell could prove to be tough to crack. It’s an undeniably sweet concept and I’m always up for a little Christmas cheer. We’ll see where this one lands.

“Godmothered” premieres December 4th exclusively on Disney+. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.

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