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Godmothered

Published December 21, 2020

Godmothered

Film info

  • Title Godmothered
  • Director Sharon Maguire
  • Year 2020
  • Run time 1hr 53m
  • Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Family
  • Tagline Be careful who you wish for

Set at Christmas time, Godmothered is a comedy about Eleanor, a young, inexperienced fairy godmother-in-training who tries to prove her worth by showing 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 who has given up on the idea of Happily Ever After but Eleanor is determined to prove her wrong.

Live blog

TimeComment
2:31If they want more people to apply, they should probably do some advertising. How do you go about it?
5:32“…that you are going to shut this place down and we’re all going to be retrained as tooth fairies.”
8:30Ha, moxie is such a funny word.
10:53Patted herself on the back with her wand.
12:12“What in Godmother’s name?”
22:32They made an amazing coat even better! Big puffy puffiness.
31:17Stress plucking doesn’t sound good.
34:06Bonus piglet!
35:23Another kid wanting an iPad.
35:33“You know what? I don’t understand what’s going on right now but it’s going on Facebook.”
43:12Oh man, that FaceTime joke was bad.
50:09More coat jealousy.
57:17The photofit of fairy and raccoon accomplice is hilarious.
1:03:56That is an accurate representation of me trying to play pool.
1:08:28“Fine, stay home. After all nine out of ten fairy tales begin with ‘once upon a time something amazing happened while she was drinking wine in her sweat pants.'”
1:17:30How is there a pig and a dog? Best of both worlds, I guess.
1:20:)0A chaos machine.
1:27:37I think the watermelon carriage is better than the pumpkin.
1:37:57Love them questioning their own rules within the film. Does it stand up to scrutiny? Nope!
1:42:36Forget ever after, just live happily.

Thoughts

It’s another film with an odd premise - someone (?) is going to shut down the fairy godmother school so to stop that happening the only young eager godmother left heads down to earth to save the day. It takes ages to get going, you have to really like Jillian Bell to stick with it.

Once she finds Isla Fisher and their relationship actually starts to develop, it got better, and there are some generally funny moments and some good messages. It sort of feels like Disney are trying to rewrite their own history, or at least prove that they are trying to change.

A bizarre, flawed, but somehow still entertaining!

Rating: 3 / 5

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