Disney has released the first images from Godmothered. The film stars Jillian Bell as a fairy godmother-in-training who resolves to revitalize her profession by helping a 10-year-old girl in distress. However, the 10-year-old girl is now a 40-year-old single mom Mackenzie (Isla Fisher), but the fairy godmother-in-training is determined to give Mackenzie a happiness makeover, whether she wants said makeover or not.
Bell and Fisher are immensely talented comic actors (watch Brittany Runs a Marathon and Confessions of a Shopaholic, respectively, if you need convincing), so this one is a must-watch for me. It’s also a cute premise that should fit nicely on Disney+ where there are lower stakes to checking out a new movie and their original offerings have been mostly solid thus far. Also, since the film is set at Christmastime, this should be a nice, light holiday offering for families staying home and looking for some easy entertainment.
Here’s the official synopsis for Godmothered:
Set at Christmas time, “Godmothered” is a comedy about Eleanor, a young, inexperienced fairy godmother-in-training (Jillian Bell) who upon hearing that her chosen profession is facing extinction, decides to show the world that people still need fairy godmothers. Finding a mislaid letter from a 10-year-old girl in distress, Eleanor tracks her down and discovers that the girl, Mackenzie, is now a 40-year-old single mom (Isla Fisher) working at a news station in Boston. Having lost her husband several years earlier, Mackenzie has all but given up on the idea of “Happily Ever After,” but Eleanor is bound and determined to give Mackenzie a happiness makeover, whether she likes it or not.