Ella Enchanted

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Endearing, enduring, with just a few bits of crude humor.

PG 2004 96 minutes

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 16 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 62 reviews

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age 9+

One for Vaults

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

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
age 9+

Cinderella with a Twists

Ella is able to break her own curse, showing that we are in control of our own minds. There is a fair few kisses with her and the Prince. The ogres may be frightening to young kids. Stepmother and stepsisters are cruel to Ella.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much consumerism

Movie Details

Our Editors Recommend

For kids who love princesses and other girl characters

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