Plot[ edit ] Fifteen-year-old Ella Brown of Fridesia, now known as Princess Cynthiana Eleanora, is engaged to Prince Charming and living in the palace preparing for the wedding day and life as a princess. For the most part, she finds life at the palace to be dull, soon discovers the prince seems to be lacking in both charm and brains, and laments the fact that noble women have virtually no power whatsoever. She despises Madame Bisset, who is in charge of her training, but makes friends with Mary, a young servant girl, and Jed Reston, who is standing in for his father who had a stroke as her history teacher.
Robert until his lifeview becomes more idealistic. For princess and Disney fairytale tropes. Well, I've never met her, but I hear she's just lovely. Devil in Plain Sight: Queen Narissa's evil is brought to Edward's attention only when Nathaniel tells him she's evil. Disney Creatures of the Farce: In New York, Giselle's singing summons rats, pigeons, cockroaches, and flies!
Hell, it could have been worse. She's lucky she didn't inadvertently shanghai the neighbors' housepets. It's like they read the friggin' page. At the end of the film, Narissa turns into an enormous dragongrabbing Robert and flying with him to the top of the Woolworth Building, forcing Giselle to save the day.
Robert's client and her husband have ultimately cancelled their plans for divorce thanks to Giselle's remark about their eyes sparkling upon gazing one another.
Does Not Like Shoes: Giselle goes barefoot during the animated opening sequence. A lot, due to the film's refusal to commit to being a parody or not. Nathaniel is Narissa's main subordinate.
Nathaniel's past actions against certain characters e. Everything's Better with Princesses: Of course, since it's a parody of the movies that foster the mindset.
See the poster illustrating this article. That giant woman is Queen Narissa. And so is that giant dragon so she's in it twice, both times in a watching pose. How's that for overkill?
The very first thing we see Robert doing, in response to a particularly annoying divorce case unfolding before him. Giselle and Nancy each wear one.
Giselle's huge, poofy dress proves to be very impractical in New York.Based on Gail Carson Levine's award winning novel, this is the story of Ella, a young woman who was given a "gift" of obedience by a fairy named Lucinda.
Apr 09, · "Ella Enchanted" is enchanted, all right.
Based on the beloved novel by Gail Carson Levine, 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 " /5.
Reviews, essays, books and the arts: the leading international weekly for literary culture. Ella doesn't want to be a princess, but is happy with the titles of Court Linguist and Cook's Helper.
Now that Ella gets to make her own choices all the time, she exercises that freedom. All the time.
Ella runs away from finishing school (naturally) to find Lucinda, having adventures with elves, giants, ogres, and Prince Charmont (or Char, as he prefers to be called) along the way.
(Speaking of Char—seems like someone might have a little crush.). Like the movie, Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine is a wonderful book for kids and adults.
The story has a definite fairy tale feel, but it goes beyond the original Cinderella story with quirky characters and a strong female lead, one who doesn't.