Ella Enchanted

Ella Enchanted

Director: Tommy O'Haver Cast: Anne Hathaway, Hugh Dancy, Cary Elwes

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Adapted from author Gail Carson Levine's award-winning children's book of the same name, the Miramax-financed modern fantasy Ella Enchanted is directed by Tommy O'Haver and stars The Princess Diaries alumna Anne Hathaway. Ella (Hathaway) lives in a magical world in which each child, at the moment of their birth, is given a virtuous "gift" from a fairy godmother. Ella's so-called gift, however, is obedience. This birthright proves itself to be quite the curse once Ella finds herself in the hands of several unscrupulous characters whom she quite literally cannot disobey. Determined to gain control of her life and decisions, Ella sets off on a journey she hopes will end with the lifting of the curse in question. The path, however, isn't easy -- Ella must outwit a slew of unpleasant magical creatures ranging from ogres to talking books with evil plots. Though perilous, Ella's adventures turn out to be necessary obstacles in the path toward finding herself, and maybe even true love along the way. Ella Enchanted also features Cary Elwes, who has starred in a fantasy feature himself (the widely acclaimed The Princess Bride), Hugh Dancy, and Patrick Bergin, among others. ~ Tracie Cooper

Product Details

Release Date: 04/15/2011
UPC: 0031398137382
Original Release: 2004
Source: Miramax Lionsgate
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:36:00
Sales rank: 4,529

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Anne Hathaway Ella of Frell
Hugh Dancy Prince Charmont
Cary Elwes Prince Regent Edgar
Patrick Bergin Sir Peter
Vivica A. Fox Lucinda Perriweather
Steve Coogan Heston
Jennifer Higham Olive
Eric Idle Narrator
Minnie Driver Mandy
Joanna Lumley Dame Olga
Aidan McArdle Slannen the Elf
Jimi Mistry Benny
Parminder Nagra Areida
Lucy Punch Hattie

Technical Credits
Tommy O'Haver Director
Su Armstrong Executive Producer
Angus Bickerton Special Effects Supervisor
Laurie Craig Screenwriter
David Daniels [countertenor] Asst. Director
Shaun Davey Score Composer
John DeBorman Cinematographer
Susie Figgis Casting
Norman Garwood Production Designer
Nick Glennie-Smith Score Composer
Julie Goldstein Executive Producer
Jennifer Heath Screenwriter
Masahiro Hirakubo Editor
Kieran Horgan Sound/Sound Designer
Susan Miller Lazar Co-producer
Karen McCullah Lutz Screenwriter
Ruth Myers Costumes/Costume Designer
Anna Rackard Art Director
Kirsten Smith Screenwriter
Jane Startz Producer
Bruno Tonioli Choreography
Bob Weinstein Executive Producer
Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer
Michele J. Wolff Screenwriter

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. "The Perfect Child" [5:10]
2. Mother's Gift [2:22]
3. Ella's New Family [3:22]
4. "Hold Your Tongue" [1:55]
5. "Image Is Everything" [3:02]
6. "Call Me Char" [4:11]
7. Under Arrest [4:34]
8. Off to Find Lucinda [3:17]
9. An Origami Master [2:18]
10. Dancing for the Man [4:41]
11. "How Do You Like to Be Eaten?" [5:08]
12. Making a Good Argument [3:24]
13. A Giant Wedding Party [4:22]
14. Somebody to Love [7:16]
15. At the Castle [4:28]
16. Edgar's Evil Plans [6:15]
17. The Hardest Thing... [2:18]
18. The Coronation Ball [4:56]
19. Deadly Obediance [4:49]
20. "We Got a Coronation to Crash" [2:38]
21. "It's Payback Time" [6:18]
22. Don't Go Breakin' My Heart [3:21]
23. End Credits [5:48]

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3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 65 reviews.
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goodgirl2 More than 1 year ago
it was actually cute i like Anne Hathaway this was a nice movie i never read the book though
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When a movie is made about a book, the script writers generally try to keep to the original story. This was not the case for this movie. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carsen Levine is an incredible story that everyone, well girls at least, would love. This movie version, however, does not do it justice. For example, Mandy is supposed to be fat, old, and good at magic. She isn't in the movie. The movie portrays Ella's father to be a kind hearted man when in the book, he could really care less about his daughter. In the movie, Ella has known Arieda for many years when in the book she meets her while at boarding school which is never even addressed in the book. There is no evil uncle plotting to take over the throne, there is no Prince Charmont fan club, Char isn't a meanie like he is in the movie, Ella's magic book doesn't talk to her, and NEVER NEVER NEVER is Ella asked to try to kill Char. The movie plot is twisted and turned so many times that the only thing that the script writers had correct was the fact that Ella is forced to obey commands because of the spell that Lucinda put on her, and the fact that Hattie and Olive are evil, and the fact that Olive isn't very bright. Other than that, the movie and the book are not at all similar. This movie doesn't deserve the title Ella Enchanted.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a great family movie for me and my family to watch. It's not like those other violent movies, and inapropriate. But even my 4 year old sister loved it! I would definetly recomend this movie to any famiy that has kids! ;-) If I had to give an age group for the movie it would probably be 4 and up. Even for children younger than 4 would still love it. ~
Guest More than 1 year ago
a book is a book. a movie is a movie. the movie is only BASED on the book. had you not read the book, i am sure you would have loved the movie. SEPERATE the two. sit back and enjoy. very seldom do the movies match the book. sometimes it stinks, sometimes better. but just because it does not duplicate the other does not men it was bad. open your mind, expand horizons. i loved both.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I HATE THIS MOVIE! It was so LAME! I wait for a year for my favorite book to become a movie and then I'm at the theatre. The movie begins. And then I want to tear the screen apart at the end. So I went home and made a list. The differences between the book and the movie. You want to know how many differences there were (and only the ones I could find)? THERE WERE 106 DIFFERENCES!!!! I HATE THIS MOVIE! NONE of the casting was right, the script was UNWORTHY compared to the novel, I DIDN'T fall in love with Char the way I did when I read the book, Char was the BIGGEST JERK in the movie and yet still Ella DOESN'T see his stupidity, I HATED the political statement it was making, I HATE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS STUPID MOVIE! Read the book. Ditch the movie
Guest More than 1 year ago
i really enjoyed this movie, when i saw it i was like omg its awsome, i haven't read the book, but the movie was awsome, we musn't get carried away with "IT was nothing like the book". For Movies based on books i tend to look at them as if they were seperate stories rather than the same. Then you should have no problem enjoying it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this movie was great. i read the book and it is completly different but i really liked it. it has great actors in it and i recommend this movie to everyone
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love Anne Hathaway. She's a great actress! Only 1 problem: this movie rivals Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, The Wizard of Oz, and Hamlet. Also, I HATED the stepfamily, especially Hattie. How could she make Ella give up her late mom's necklace, steal glass slippers, and dump her best friend?! It's so mean! ARGH! Even so, the movie was good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
c this movie now whoever said that this is yuck is CRAZY
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was a well preformed movie in which all of the scenes complimented each other beautifully. I was caught in suspense!
mslewis305 More than 1 year ago
The movie was very entertaining. It was a funny movie, with a "fairy tale" ending.. I recommend the movie if you're into funny movies with plots that show that even in bad situations, good still prevails.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw this movie after reading the book and i have to say i was disappointed that they had changed so much. Why?! I do think though that you'd like the movie if you HAVENT read the book, but if you HAVE its a big let down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Anne Hathaway is excellent and Hugh Dancey isn't bad either. Cary Elwes is hilarious, while Minnie Driver and Vivica A. Fox are just plain fun to watch. Although it didn't follow the book step by step, in fact, put in a plot that was entirely different than the book, it was still charming to watch and I can't wait till it's out on video
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was such a major disappointment. Ella Enchanted was such a fantastic book by Gail Carson Levine, and this movie showed nothing but arrogance. The book is tasteful, bewitching, romantic, humourous, and just plain all-around enjoyable. The movie, however was nothing like the book. I would compare and contrast, but I feel I need some sleep this week. The only things similar was the title (which just brings shame to the book) and the fact that Ella is cursed. However, I think kids aged 5-11 would enjoy this. Anne Hathaway does fantastic with what role is left of Ella and the song and dance numbers are sure to get kids moving. But, please, if you must watch this movie, watch it, but don't let it shape your opinion on the book. If you want something your children can enjoy, Ella Enchanted, the book, is so much more enchanting.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I hate this movie! The plot was weak compared to the book, and the storyline has completely changed. If they relese this film, it should NOT be under the name Ella Enchanted. I don't reccomend this, especially if you have not read the book-you will think that the book is pathetic too!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought 'Ella Enchanted' was a wonderful book just the way it was. I do NOT know why the movie production decided that the plot almost totally had to be altered. And all this singing and dancing and hope-you-laugh-comedy? I don't think so. I felt as I was watching this that the movie whished it could be like Shrek. The good aspects of the movie was that all most all the charcters were well cast, especially Char, Dame Olga, Hattie, and Olive. I also thought the chemsitry between Anne Hathaway (Ella) and Hugh Dancy (Char) was there. It was a cute movie for little kids, but a dissapiontment for fans of the book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with the book that Gail Carson Levine created. When I saw this movie a watched on in horror as one of my favorite books was blatenly butchered. If they had changed the movie title and the charecters names you would never have been able to tell they based it off of the Ella Enchanted book. The casting was horrendous and you didnt grow close to the charecters like in the book. The plot was just wierd and I just wanted to spit on the screen when the plot was twisted into Ella being told to kill Char. I also thought I was going to fall down on the ground in a fit of laughter when they began singing! All I want to say is dont waist your time with this movie, read the book instead. The acting in terrible and the plot is even worse, so just step away from this movie and run for the book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read the book and for years wanted it to be a movie when it finally did become a movie i was excited. The first time i saw it i was very pleased that even though it didn't follow the book at all barely but the plot was so good and different that it didn't matter.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ella Enchanted was the best Cinderella Story I've ever read and the movie was the worst portrayal of that story I could have ever imagined. My advice: Don't watch this movie! And even if you do, read the book as well. It's a brilliant story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great movie. The cast was great, the songs were awesome, storyline superb. It had the right blend of humour, seriousness and irony in fact it had a little of everything. in conclusion it was GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!