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Ella Enchanted (2004)
USA / English
"Get enchanted "
Ella is under a spell to be constantly obedient, a fact she must hide from her new step-family in order to protect the prince of the land, her friend for whom she's falling.
Anne Hathaway Ella
Hugh Dancy Prince Char
Cary Elwes Sir Edgar
Aidan McArdle Slannen
Joanna Lumley Dame Olga
Lucy Punch Hattie
Jennifer Higham Olive
Minnie Driver Mandy
Eric Idle Narrator
Steve Coogan Heston the Snake (voice)
Jimi Mistry Benny
Vivica A. Fox Lucinda Perryweather
Parminder Nagra Areida
Jim Carter Nish the Ogre
Patrick Bergin Sir Peter
Director: Tommy O'Haver
Producer: Jane Startz
Writer: Gail Carson Levine,Laurie Craig
One of my childhood favorites... destroyed
If you are seeing this movie because of the book with which it shares its title (and not much else), spare yourself.

Had this been an original film, not based on anything, I might have enjoyed it somewhat as a bit of silly fun. But it continually advertised its self as a film translation of a book that is near and dear to my heart, a book which I had been longing to see made into a well-done film.

Unfortunately, when it comes to being a translation of the book, the movie is pure garbage. They've taken the most basic premise of the plot, the names of the characters (in most cases, ONLY the names), and discarded just about everything else. The characters are, for the most part, shallow reflections of themselves (if they're even recognizable at all), and the plot has become silly, cheesy, and full of pointless and totally unnecessary pop-culture references. Gone are the interesting and well developed character interactions, and Ella's curse, which in the book was a constant source of true emotional and physical discomfort, is, with the exception of its use as a catalyst in the end of the film, mainly exploited as comic relief. This was a story that would have made a wonderful movie on it's own merits. It didn't need to be put through the MTV Hollywood wringer.

And no matter what anyone says... you can't call something "Ella Enchanted" if it has no stair rail.

Seen it:Nej
Nr of disks/tapes:1
Storage device:DVD
Imdb rating: 6.4
Musician: Nick Glennie-Smith
Running time: 96 min
Subtitles: Svenska
Audio tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]; Stereo [English]
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Last modified: 2007-07-18 22:31:3