Thanks to Disney Studios my family received an early screener of Godmothered. All opinions are my own.
Not only do I recommend having a Disney+ subscription for your family to watch their favorite Disney movies anytime they want, to rewatch the classics from your childhood and find some cute Disney series to watch together, but I also love they offer Disney+ Originals. They roll out new family movies that are included with your subscription. Godmothered launches on Disney+ this week!
Each year my family crams as many holiday movies into the season as we can. Instead of having a weekly movie night on the weekends, we watch movies almost every night! Sipping hot cocoa and the occasional fire burning while the Christmas tree lights are on, are just a few extras we enjoy. That’s why Gabby and I were extra excited to hear about the release of Godmothered.
My first impression when the movie started was how cute and cheesy it was. It made me laugh and reminisce on all the princess stories from years past. They did a great job of tying in various parts of different princess tales throughout the film. Several little touches that you may not catch them all in one viewing. For example, a stack of mattresses to sleep on; turning pumpkins into a carriage; talking through a grandfather clock and many more. They were comical reminders of what princess stories have told over the years.
Your family will giggle throughout the movie. Some scenes are pretty cheesy and you can’t help but laugh. This is what makes the movie good for all ages.
Godmothered follows the story of how Eleanor becomes a Godmother and what training comes with the title. It focuses on the lack of believers and no longer a need for Fairy Godmothers. I always expect Disney to teach a lesson in their movies. Rather that is being kind and accepting or how to be strong and independent, a lesson is usually found during the entertainment.
Godmothered was no different in the way Disney rolled out quality lessons for kids. However, I was pleasantly surprised at the ending. Although I can usually see where a movie is headed and possibly predict some of the ending, this one surprised me and had a bigger lesson than I expected.
My first reaction of a lighthearted cheesy family holiday movie quickly turned into an “ah-ha” moment of much needed viewing.
Godmothered is the perfect holiday movie for 2020. It shows progress within the story plot. It demonstrates the need for changes in our society’s views. It focuses on how the old princess tales are not the only way to “happily ever after” and are the things that matter in life most – family. A prince was not needed to save the day. Falling in love with a partner was not needed to be fulfilled and happy. And not everyone’s happily ever after looks the same – some are filled with grief and loss yet still smile and love.
I highly recommend you watch Godmothered with your family this holiday season!