Disney Plus has an amazing catalog and honestly houses some of my favorite Christmas movies. Whether you’re looking for something old like The Santa Clause, or want to try something new like Noelle, they have it all. When I saw the trailer for Godmothered, I was sure it was going to be a cute movie. And well, it wasn’t anything like I expected. But that wasn’t necessarily a bad thing. Watch the trailer for yourself and then keep reading below to find out what I thought about Godmothered on Disney Plus.
Set at Christmas time, “Godmothered” is a comedy about Eleanor, a young, inexperienced fairy godmother-in-training (Jillian Bell), who upon hearing that her chosen profession is facing extinction, decides to show 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 (Isla Fisher) working at a news station in Boston. Having lost her husband several years earlier, Mackenzie has all but given up on the idea of “happily ever after,” but Eleanor is bound and determined to give Mackenzie a happiness makeover, whether she likes it or not.
Why Godmothered is Worth the Watch
First of all, it’s set during the holidays so that gave it an automatic watch from me. Like Noelle, I was really excited for this movie because I love all things magic. I will say that while I did enjoy Godmothered, Noelle is still my favorite of the two. The beginning of the movie felt a little slow to me. But there were a few things in this movie that made me really enjoy it.
- The family setting is not “typical” for Disney. As you read from the synopsis above Godmothered focuses on a single mom. This alone makes the. story dynamic a little bit different than typical Disney.
- It’s not a cutesy princess story. Fairy Godmothers automatically make me think about princesses. I loved that this movie had a big focus on a different kind of happy ending.
- Lessons on lessons. As a parent this movie made me think. There were some really good teachable moments throughout the movie.
Will My Kids Enjoy Godmothered on Disney Plus?
My boys are 6&3 and they had absolutely zero interest in watching Godmothered with me. I definitely think it’s a better movie for tweens and kids approaching tween age. Maybe the 8/9 year old range. Still as a holiday movie loving adult, I would watch it again without them.
Interested in a full parent movie review? Check out this post on Popcorn and Tater Tots.
Godmothered is available for streaming now on the Disney Plus platform. Will you be checking it out this holiday season?