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Ella Enchanted (2004)

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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ella
... Char
... Edgar
... Slannen (as Aidan Mcardle)
... Dame Olga
... Hattie
... Olive
... Mandy
... Narrator
... Heston (voice)
... Benny
... Lucinda
... Areida
... Nish
... Sir Peter
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Storyline

Based on Gail Carson Levine's award winning novel, this is the story of Ella, a young woman who was given a "gift" of obedience by a fairy named Lucinda. She must obey anything anyone tells her to do. When her mother passes away, she is cared for by her thoughtless and greedy father who remarries a loathsome woman with two treacherous daughters. This modern-day, fantasy Cinderella story features fairies, ogres and elves...as well as a hero in the guise of Prince Charmont, whom Ella falls in love with. Unlike Cinderella though, she must depend on herself and her intelligence to get her through her troubles and find Lucinda in order for her "curse" to be broken! Written by M. C. Gomez

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Rated PG for some crude humor and language | See all certifications »

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9 April 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ella está encantada  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,169,030, 11 April 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$22,918,387

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,388,767
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Trivia

Overcast skies in Ireland were digitized a brilliant blue to create more of a fairytale atmosphere. See more »

Goofs

During Ella's "Somebody to Love" number at the giant wedding, the cut and bloodstain on Char's left shirtsleeve appear and disappear between shots. See more »

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[first lines]
Narrator: Fairy tales tell, as their labels imply / Stories of magic, of creatures that fly / With giants and dragons and ogres and elves / And inanimate objects that speak for themselves / There's romance and danger and plotting of schemes / There's good guys and bad guys and some guys in-between / A fairy tale also reveals some sort of truth / The perils of choices we make in our youth./ But our story today is different in theme./ For our hero had no choice or so it would seem./ It starts ...
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The cityscape of the Miramax logo dissolves into the cityscape of the medieval city in the movie. See more »

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Joy to the World
Written by Hoyt Axton
Produced and Arranged by Shaun Davey
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One for the vaults
25 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

Ella Enchanted, starring Anne Hathaway, Hugh Dancy, Minnie Driver, and Eric Idle, is a contemporary epic fairy tale, sitting on the top shelf with such classics as The Wizard of Oz, and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

A deeply telling and romantic tale, set in the land of magic, with many important messages, ranging from personal freedom, self empowerment, truth, and equality, to the simple pleasures that create the beautiful contrast of fairy tales, humor, song, beauty, friendship.

A family movie, Ella Enchanted will be enjoyed by adults and children, and is sure to bring a warmth to your heart.

Anne Hathaway steals your heart with her charm, personality, and ability to carry the movie no matter where it leads, with great beauty and skill. The supporting roles are cute, witty, and fill out the movie in all the right places.

This is one for the vaults, and the DVD collection.


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