Take a look at the trailer that’s arrived for upcoming Disney+ movie Godmothered, led by Aussie star Isla Fisher and Jillian Bell.
The film has Bell playing Eleanor, an inexperienced fairy godmother that decides to go out on her own to prove her worth by tracking down little girl whose request for help was ignored. That 10-year-old, she discovers, is Mackenzie (Fisher), now a stressed out 40-year-old single woman who lost her husband several years ago.
It looks like highly amiable Disney+ fare for the holiday season; a potential feel-good winner with what looks like a familiar and warm plot anchored by two reliable leads. This is just the fourth film in around 20 years for director Sharon Maguire, who made her feature debut with 2001 hit Bridget Jone’s Diary, followed it up with 2008 drama Incendiary, and then delivered 2016 sequel Bridget Jones’s Baby.
Godmothered, also starring Jane Curtin, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Jillian Shea Spaeder and Willa Skye, will be streaming on Disney+ from December 4th.
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.