So Riah and I screened Godmothered on Disney Plus a few days ago thanks to Disney Plus and of course I had to share my review and favorite quotes in time for the movie’s release. I was super excited to watch Godmothered when I first heard it was coming out because it’s such a great concept. However, I watched it with my daughter and …
Here’s Everything Parents Need To Know About Godmothered On Disney Plus
This Parent Review is also for Aunts, Uncles, Grandparents, Godparents, and anyone else who may be looking to watch Godmothered on Disney Plus with kids.
What is the Godmothered movie about?
So the Godmothered movie on Disney Plus, is about a fairy named Eleanor (Jillian Bell) attempting to become a fairy godmother, and um … failing at it! Her only hope is to find an assignment, and help a girl find her happy ever after.
Well, things take a wild turn, when the little girl Eleanor thinks she’s rescuing, happens to be a 40 year old single mom named Mackenzie (Isla Fisher), with kids of her own, and is completely uninterested in having a fairy godmother. (‘Cause what mom has time for fairy tales?)
On Eleanor’s quest to becoming a real fairy godmother, she learns what true love is, and that sometimes it doesn’t look like what the storybooks tell us love is. In turn, Mackenzie learns that while she may not need a fairy godmother of her own, it is nice to have someone around to give her a helping hand.
If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, check it out here: Godmothered Movie Trailer
Is this movie kid-friendly?
Most definitely! This was one of the most kid-friendly movies we’ve seen all year.
Is this movie best for younger kids? Older kids?
Godmothered is appropriate for all ages. (Well, all kids. I’m not sure all parents are going to enjoy this one. But it’s great for the younger kids.) Older kids may tune out, depending on how old they are and their interests.
Are there any inappropriate scenes or components for kids? (ex: language, songs, etc.)
Nope. Nada. Which is great!
Are there any positive messages in this movie?
Absolutely. The positive messages are towards the end of the movie though, which is a total bummer. But the movie does teach that there are all different kind’s of families, and that love isn’t just reserved for a princess and a prince.
There are also messages of overcoming your fears, trying again and again even when it feels like you’re failing and speaking kind to others sprinkled throughout the film. The messages are extremely subtle though.
How scary is the Godmothered movie?
Not scary at all!
Is there a ton of violence in this movie?
Was this worth the price of a monthly Disney Plus subscription for our family?
Yeah! I mean, Disney Plus movies are okay in my book. But, my daughter absolutely loves them. She just watched Noelle last weekend with my mom, and loved it.
She’s already asked to watch Godmothered again, which she’s gonna have to do on her own, because nah! But I did subscribe to Disney Plus so she had more options outside of Netflix, since some of the shows on Netflix are way too old for her. So it’s definitely worth having Disney Plus.
But of course, it’s different for each family, so keep your family in mind when reading my thoughts. YOU know your family best.
So if your family would totally enjoy Godmothered, it may totally be worth it. If this is too kiddish for your fam, then try one of Netflix’s Christmas films, or hell, watch Home Alone, which we just watched on Disney Plus and my daughter loved!
Will parents actually enjoy this movie?
Eh … it’s pretty boring at the beginning. I had a ton of fun watching my daughter enjoy the movie and talking to the screen while I texted on my phone, right up until about the end when it got really good.
However, it’s not completely terrible. But it’s clearly for the kids.
Are there any catchy songs kids may remember or get stuck in your head?
Sort of. These songs aren’t originals. They’re popular songs we already know, so kids will have fun singing along, but it’s nothing to remember afterwards.
Do you need to watch the end credits?
Nope. We watched it to the end and there are no other clips.
BUT … my daughter has gotten really used to watching the credits so she can see all the names and she made sure to look for Jane’s name on screen since she loves her in another show.
Anything else worth mentioning?
Well, of course, there is!
If you’ve read my movie reviews on Popcorn and Tequila (my movies + tv shows blog for adults) then you know I ALWAYS have a ton to say.
So here are some other things worth mentioning …
The sled scene was the funniest thing in this movie for me.
The movie touched on parents who never uplift their kids and never tells them they’re great.
I was super annoyed that instead of telling her kid she could do it, the mom said she’d go find the fairy! Like what?
I loved seeing the dancer who wasn’t a size 2.
This film is for every kid who grew up wishing their parents loved them more, supported them more, and/or told them nice things.
The ending is really emotional and really good.
Mom said that her kids are her true loves, and I feel like that was such a sweet moment for single moms.
Their’s a quick moment, where we get to see a LGBTQA family with a kid and it was super sweet.
There’s a tiny scene of animation at the end but I have absolutely no friggin’ clue why. My first guess is Corona?
But that’s about it!
I hope this movie review helps you make a decision on whether or not the Godmothered movie is right for you and your family.
Movies are supposed to be a fun activity for parents and kids to enjoy together, but there’s nothing worse than paying for a movie that your kid HATES. So I really do hope this helped!
If it did, please let me know in the comments.