Ella Enchanted

Hathaway, Anne

SKU: 031398157830

UPC 031398157830
Release Date 2012-10-16
Studio Miramax Lionsgate
Discs 2
Length 96
Format Color
Synopsis Similar to SHREK and THE PRINCESS BRIDE, this fantasy adventure, based on a book by Gail Carson Levine, combines fairy tale with sly, 21st century pop humor. Teenage Ella (THE PRINCESS DIARIES' Anne Hathaway) lives in Frell, a magical place where humans, fairies, ogres, and other mythical folk peacefully coexist. However, when power-mad Prince Regent Edgar (Cary Elwes) passes laws that segregate humans from everyone else, Ella becomes determined to win equal rights for all. This task presents a challenge for anyone, but especially for Ella, who at birth was given the dubious gift of obedience by Lucinda (Vivica A. Fox), a fairy with an attitude. When she finds an ally, and love interest, in the almost-king Prince Charmont (Hugh Dancy), she invokes the ire of her witchy stepsister Hattie (Lucy Punch), who has figured out that Ella must obey any command. Between avoiding her stepsister, trying to break the spell, and restoring justice to the kingdom, will Ella find time for true love? The talented cast, featuring Eric Idle, Minnie Driver, Joanna Lumley, and Jimi Mistry, play up the jokes, including heartthrob posters of Prince Charmont from Medieval Teen magazine and a Middle Ages mall. Contemporary music, including songs sung by star Hathaway such as You Make Me Feel Like Dancing, and riotously colorful dance numbers, complement the anachronistic humor. With its mix of SLEEPING BEAUTY, CINDERELLA, and classic teen irony, ELLA ENCHANTED provides a timeless heroine.[T]he sharpest jokes in this cheerily pudding-colored-looking production are visual...Ms. Hathaway is an appealingly gangly, dark-eyed beauty with a streak of natural vivacity that recalls 1940's actresses like Ann Sheridan and Linda Darnell.[T]he film gains momentum as it goes along.[Hathaway] really is quite talented...ELLA ENCHANTED is enchanted, all right....It's a high-spirited charmer, a fantasy that sparkles with delights. A lot of the fun is generated because it takes place in a world that is one part CINDERELLA, one part SHREK, and one part THE PRINCESS BRIDE.A couple of musical sequences are beguiling...
Cast Laurie Craig (Screenwriter)
Cary Elwes (Star)
Eric Idle (Star)
Karen McCullah Lutz (Screenwriter)
Minnie Driver (Star)
Michele J. Wolf (Screenwriter)
Gail Carson Levine (Source Writer)
Vivica A. Fox (Star)
Joanna Lumley (Star)
Tommy O'Haver (Director)
Anne Hathaway (Star)
Kirsten Smith (Screenwriter)
Steve Coogan (Star)
Jennifer Heath (Screenwriter)
Hugh Dancy (Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray/DVD Features: Region 1 Note: Disc 1: Blu-ray feature film + special features Music video It's Not Just Make Believe performed by Kari Kimmel Deleted and extended scenes Feature commentary with director Tommy O'Haver, Anne Hathaway and Hugh Dancy Ella Enchanted red carpet premiere special The magical world of Ella Enchanted Disc 2: DVD feature film + special features Includes same special features as on Blu-ray plus: Happily Ever After DVD-ROM feature Prince Charmont's fan club set-top game Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French DTS HD Master Audio - English, French Subtitles - English, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.40000
Width 5.30000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Family,Feature Film Comedy
Attribute Additional Footage,Closed Captioned,DVD Included,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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