Ella EnchantedDirector: Tommy O'Haver, Anne Hathaway, Hugh Dancy, Cary Elwes
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
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- Miramax Lionsgate
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- [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
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Cast & Crew
|Anne Hathaway||Ella of Frell|
|Hugh Dancy||Prince Charmont|
|Cary Elwes||Prince Regent Edgar|
|Patrick Bergin||Sir Peter|
|Vivica A. Fox||Lucinda Perriweather|
|Joanna Lumley||Dame Olga|
|Aidan McArdle||Slannen the Elf|
|Su Armstrong||Executive Producer|
|Angus Bickerton||Special Effects Supervisor|
|David Daniels [countertenor]||Asst. Director|
|Shaun Davey||Score Composer|
|Norman Garwood||Production Designer|
|Nick Glennie-Smith||Score Composer|
|Julie Goldstein||Executive Producer|
|Kieran Horgan||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Susan Miller Lazar||Co-producer|
|Karen McCullah Lutz||Screenwriter|
|Ruth Myers||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Anna Rackard||Art Director|
|Bob Weinstein||Executive Producer|
|Harvey Weinstein||Executive Producer|
|Michele J. Wolff||Screenwriter|
1. "The Perfect Child" [5:10]
2. Mother's Gift [2:21]
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 Obedience [4:49]
20. "We Got a Coronation to Crash" [2:06]
21. "It's Payback Time" [:32]
22. Don't Go Breakin' My Heart [6:18]
23. End Credits [3:21]
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
Bionicle 2: Legends of Metru Nui
Around the World in 80 Days
The Cheetah Girls
English Captions for the Hearing Impaired
Commentary for Feature With Director Tommy O'Haver and Actors Anne Hathaway and Hugh Dancy On
Commentary for Feature With Director Tommy O'Haver and Actors Anne Hathaway and Hugh Dancy Off
This Is Frell?
So Last Century
A Serious Situation
Poisoning the Crown
Optional Deleted Scenes Commentary
With Director Tommy O'Haver and Actor Hugh Dancy On
With Director Tommy O'Haver and Actor Hugh Dancy Off
Invitation to the Ball
Be Happy for Hattie
Optional Extended Scenes Commentary
With Director Tommy O'Haver and Actor Hugh Dancy On
With Director Tommy O'Haver and Actor Hugh Dancy Off
Prince Charmont's Fan Club
The Magical World of Ella Enchanted
Ella Enchanted Red Carpet Premiere Special
Music Video: "It's Not Just Make Believe" by Kari Kimmel
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it was actually cute i like Anne Hathaway this was a nice movie i never read the book though
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.
c this movie now whoever said that this is yuck is CRAZY
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.
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!
Now please, don't take me wrong. I love this movie soooooooooooo much, and I love the book just as much too. But, the only thing that disappointed me was that this movie was nothing like the book. EVERYTHING (I mean, literally, EVERYTHING) changed, all except for the fact that most of the characters names and personalities are the same, and that Ella has the gift of obedience. Yes, it's very disappointing, but it has a good plot line as well. Like in the book, Ella recieves the gift of obedience when she is just a few hours old, and through out the movie she tries to fight the curse. When she is in college, her mother dies (in the book, she was only 15) and her father re-marries Dame Olga and her highly annoying daughters, Hattie and Olive. Okay, that's the stuff faithful to the book. Now here's the changed stuff: Obnoxious Hattie soon discovers that Ella will do everything she is told to do, so she "commands" Ella to steal a pair of glass slippers at the new mall. When Ella reluctanly does and gets caught by the guards, her stepmother is outraged and demands to know who told her to do this. Hattie makes her say that Areida (Ella's best friend) told her to steal, and who Olga finds out... yikes!! She orders Ella to stop being friends with Areida!!!! Tearfully, Ella decides once and for all to find Lucinda and to get her to take back the dreadful gift. This story was very suspenseful, adventurous, and surprising, and it's one of my favorite movies. But I seriously would have given this movie a 5 star rating if it was more faithful to the book. I mean, the book was so good and it was an instant classic! Why change it for crying out loud? But don't get me wrong, everything about the movie (other than that little fact that it's not true to the book) is wonderful: I love the acting in it. Anne Hathaway ("Ella") is extremely good in her role, and I love her solo "Somebody To Love". Hugh Dancy ("Prince Charmont") is also very good and he looks just the way I pictured the prince did in the book. He also had the same personality too (dashing, kind, slightly serious, etc.). Now Lucy Punch ("Hattie") and Jennifer Higham ("Olive") did an excellent job playing the dim-witted and annoying stepsisters. And I also thought Cary Elwes, Aidan McArdle, Joanna Lumley, Steve Coogan, and Vivica A. Fox did a great job as well!! :-) I just hope 10 years from now they make a re-make that is more faithful to the original work by Gail Carson Levine. She must have felt terrible to have the book she worked so hard on to be changed so drastically!
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.
Omg!! I literally just finished watching this movie and I love it!! It is a lot different from the book but I love all of the music and Char!!! Both the movie and book are awsome!!
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.
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.
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
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. ~
Hollywood can do sooooo much better then this! It was incrediably stupid! The only way it coincided with the book was due to the characters names! there was nothing from the book in it except their names! the shoes, the whole entire thing was wack!
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.
It was a well preformed movie in which all of the scenes complimented each other beautifully. I was caught in suspense!
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.
I loved this movie. Anne Hathaway is a great actress and Hugh Dancy is a great actor. Anne Hathaway can also SING! (really good) You should totally see the movie, it is great!
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.
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
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.