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Ella Enchanted / Ella L'Ensorcelee [Blu-ray]

Patrick Bergin , Cary Elwes , Tommy O'Haver    PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)   Blu-ray
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
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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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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie - Blu-Ray is Pathetic Sept. 24 2011
This is one of my favourite movies and if you're a lover of music and romance you'll really like it it. Also, it's a creative rendition of the Cinderella story, and combines music, humour and serious subject matter in such a delightful way. There are a couple of mildly offensive comments near the beginning, but they are so subtle and fleeting you don't even notice them really anyway. Anne Hathaway is a great comedic actress as well as a good singer we find out, and handsome Hugh Dancy is charming as Prince Char. It's a touching and funny story with excellent acting, although it is slightly corny in places. There are some great romantic moments and the chemistry between the two leads is excellent.

After Ella is born she is given a gift by her eccentric Fairy Godmother Lucinda so that she will always be obedient. Although this is ok when she is child, when she grows up her "gift", which is really a curse, comes to the attention of people who use it for evil intent. This is a great story to teach idioms and figurative language to kids, as Ella takes so many of these literally leading to funny situations. Ella's mother dies and her father remarries a woman with you guessed it...two daughters.

All the girls in the kingdom are in love with Prince Char and even have a fan club. When he meets Ella and then saves her life, he doesn't know what to make of the fact that Ella is not as enamoured as the other girls. Instead she sees what is wrong with the kingdom and the Elfin Restrictions put in place by his evil uncle Edgar who has taken over the throne. She also feels that Char as the heir to the throne should do something about this unfairness. Despite her original distain for the prince, Ella slowly begins to fall in love with Prince Char.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A delightful new twist on a well-known fairy tale Sept. 9 2006
By Daniel Jolley TOP 50 REVIEWER
There's a reason that every year seems to bring at least one new adaptation of the Cinderella story - it is, indeed, an enchanting story that speaks to the heart. Who doesn't love Cinderella? I oftentimes find myself pulling for the bad guys in films, but who in the world could ever like that evil step-mother or her awful daughters? Of course, Ella Enchanted isn't your traditional fairy tale, even though all of the important elements are there - the fairy godmother, the prince, etc. Ella is not reduced to slavery by her step-mother, and she doesn't have any contact with cinders, but she does find herself effectively controlled by one of her awful new step-sisters. Anyone who has read Terry Pratchett or watched Shrek 2 knows that fairy godmothers do more harm than good, and the one in this movie (played by Vivica A. Fox) proves the point. Lucinda's gift to the baby Ella is obedience. You may think you've gotten some rotten gifts before, but the gift of obedience is the worst of the worst. Ella grows up with a strong mind and a beautiful heart, but she is helpless to refuse any request made of her. You can just imagine the kind of havoc one could wreak if one found out Ella's secret. Forbidden to tell anyone about her curse of a blessing, Ella eventually decides that she must seek out her godmother and beg her to take the gift back.

Ella sets out on her long journey in the days preceding the coronation of Prince Char (Hugh Dancy). Char is pretty much the Elvis of the realm, with young ladies in waiting breaking out into hysterics whenever he appears and, more often than not, chasing him down like hounds after a fox.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ella Enchanted: friend or foe? July 9 2004
By A Customer
I've loved the book ever since i read it 4 years ago. SO naturally, when i heard about the movie, i was excited. After seeing the trailer, though, i became a little apprehensive about the changes being made to a perfect story. Despite my intuition, i forced myself to see the movie; i must tell you, i was pleasantly surprised. Although the story line is completely different from the original, the story was extremely funny, and added whimsy to the fairy tale world. Characters were cut and pasted-changing them to fit the new plot, as well as some added characters (that the story could have done without, but were added to the humor). For fans over 10- Cary Ewells from the princess bride was an extra bonus, as well as the guy from Monte Python. Although some of the scenes seemed a little Shrek-wanna-be, it made me laugh all the same. It is a completely different story being told than in the book, which allows book fans to forget the connection, and instead to just sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ella Enchanted June 28 2004
I had never read Ella Enchanted, and thought the movie was very cute, and suprisingly funny! In typical Cinderella fashion, Ella is forced to put up with her two, malicious step sisters, and stepmother, who make her life difficult. Ella was given a "gift" of obedience by her fairy godmother at birth, and has to do whatever she is told. The story revolves around Ella's struggle to overcome her curse, and in doing so, assists others(the elves and giants) in overcoming their social and political problems. This movie is both witty and entertaining; i took my younger cousin and she loved it!
I read the book Ella Enchanted after seeing the movie, and did not enjoy the book half as much. I found this surprising, because i read the Harry Potter series after seeing the second movie, and enjoyed the books better than the movies.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
A kid movie for parents. A great take on a the classic Cinderella story. Fun music, and just enough action to keep the story moving
Published 2 months ago by Robert Stephenson
4.0 out of 5 stars Spells and Fairy godmother
It follow a plot similar to what one would find in some of the movies of a similar nature and like all of them comes to a foregone conclusion
Published 13 months ago by Clarence Huibers
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We're really impressed with not only the price but the speedy shipping. Have already purchased more products from this seller.
Published on Dec 14 2010 by Kerri
4.0 out of 5 stars cute film but bare bones blu-ray
Ella Enchanted is a fun family film, but this unique and not so traditional fairy tale could have used some bonus material. Read more
Published on Sept. 25 2010 by Cheryl
1.0 out of 5 stars Lacking the originality and charm of the book.
This movie has more in common with Shrek than it does with the novel it's supposedly adapted from. Though it has a promising cast, it falls into lazy parody and contrived plot... Read more
Published on March 11 2010 by Ian Young
5.0 out of 5 stars Get enchanted with this amazing movie
Amazing movie deserves 5 stars.

This charming (in all ways) movie leads you and whole your family in fairy world of ogres, elves, giants and fairy godmother's. Read more
Published on Aug. 12 2007 by Lana
4.0 out of 5 stars Not your traditional fairytale :)
"Ella enchanted" is a fairytale with an interesting spin, that is likely to interest both children and those adults who haven't lost contact with the children inside them. Read more
Published on Jan. 10 2007 by M. B. Alcat
5.0 out of 5 stars I was enchanted....
Wow! What a wonderful movie. This movie is one that you can watch again and again. The fact that it ties fairy tale and the 21st century together is just brilliant. Read more
Published on Nov. 26 2004
4.0 out of 5 stars A family film
This is a great family film. The whole family enjoys watching it. Ella is "enchanted" because she must always be obedient - to anyone - and this gets her into a great... Read more
Published on Oct. 14 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars The best movie ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I loved ella enchanted it is about a girl who has to do everything she is command to do. It is very funny and anne hathaway is HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Published on July 12 2004
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