It’s snowing. Our Christmas tree is on fire (but we still have to decorate it…). I dream of gingerbread buildings. And I’m so ready for Christmas movies.
I mostly stick to the holiday classics: White Christmas, Christmas in Connecticut, Home Aloneess, Christmas with the Cranks and Lord of the Rings. (I know the last movie isn’t a traditional holiday movie, but the trilogy was originally released in December, so that must mean something, right?).
I’m not trying to limit my list of holiday films on purpose, but I like tradition… and/or I don’t always give new holiday films a chance. There, I said it.
I admit that I am often pleasantly surprised when I branch out and watch new holiday films. That’s exactly what happened to Disney+’s Noelle last year – and if you haven’t seen the movie yet, there are four reasons why you should line it up at the cinema during the holidays!
But when I watched the trailer for Godmothered, the new original movie that came out on the 4th. When I saw the new version of The Fabulous Godparents (with a touch of Christmas) released on December 12th at Disney+, I knew I would love it.
This weekend I watched the godmother and loved to learn what it takes to be a fairytale godmother. But this story is not a typical fairy tale, because all fairy tales end – and that’s where this story begins.
The godmother is a family comedy that follows Eleanor’s dream of becoming a fairytale godmother. This fairy godmother introduced by Gillian Bell is young and inexperienced, but after hearing that her profession is in danger of disappearing, she is determined to show the world that people still need fairy godmothers.
After searching everywhere, she finds a fake letter from a needy 10-year-old girl named Mackenzie. And that’s all Eleanor needs to leave the house and help Mackenzie be happy forever. After a less magical trip to Massachusetts, Eleanor finds them again and discovers that the girl is now a 40-year-old single mother working at a news station in Boston. Mackenzie, played by Isla Fisher, saw the fake fairy tale I dreamed of as a child. After the loss of her husband a few years earlier, she almost completely gave up on the idea of always being happy, but Eleanor is bound by the obligation and intention to make Mackenzie’s life happy, whether she wants to or not.
Skating director Sharon Maguire and producer Justin Springer. The film also features Santiago Cabrera, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Jane Curtin, June Squibb, Gillian Shea Spider, Willa Sky, Artemis Pebdani, Utkarsh Ambudakar and Stephanie Weir.
But is it a Christmas movie?
Yeah! Sort of! The story takes place at Christmas, but to be honest, it’s a movie I’m going to watch all year long! Sure, we see glittering lights, a few songs to the sound of music and Christmas decorations, but the film itself is not about Christmas, but about how the family discover their version of happiness forever – and isn’t that a message we could all use?
All classic elements of a fairy tale and then some
Eleanor believes that a happy life requires only a few steps – a shiny dress (turned inside out) and the search for true love. But in Boston, well, that’s not exactly what her homeland taught her.
With the unlikely duet by Eleanor and Mackenzie we see how hilarious our favourite fairytale elements are in the real world.
Pumpkins, wands, healthy forest animals (how can I adopt Gary) and ball gowns. Do you want me to tell you more?
Whether you’re looking for a comedy to watch for your family holiday or useful fairy tale vibes, Godmother ticks both boxes! While the first may look like the Enchanted One or the Fairy One with a character chased out of a magical land, the godmother brings a touch of humour to the classic elements of fairy tales, this time with the fairy godmother at the helm, and returns to what in today’s world means eternal happiness.
On the fourth. December’s godmother is coming to Disney+!
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