Disney Plus has finally shared the trailer for their new holiday comedy film, Godmothered, and I’ve gotta say … I’m not as excited as I once was before. When Disney Plus originally announced their Godmothered film, I was super excited at the idea and what the storyline could be.
As a millennial, who grew up on so many Disney films, it was cool to hear that they were giving the fairy godmother narrative a new spin. Instead of being focused on the princesses, who the fairy godmothers help, this time we’d be focused on the godmothers!
But what I NEED from this film, to be truly excited, wasn’t given to me in this new Godmothered trailer. Not only are there no people of color, which is a sure way to have me tune out for new films, but they also pretty much gave away the entire plot in the trailer! WTF am I watching the film for if you’re just gonna give me the entire story?
I get trailers for new films are tricky, when you have nothing from the past that says “this is what’s gonna make folks excited” but dang! I didn’t need the entire plot people! *sigh*
So yeah, the film looks like it’s going to be just as cute and mediocre as last year’s Disney Plus holiday film, Noelle, but I’ll give it a watch anyway. (Mostly because my 8 year old is gonna wanna see this, and I need to watch it to see if Disney Plus proves me wrong!)
Because it’s starting to feel like Disney Plus is throwing their “not so great, wouldn’t make it in theaters” ideas onto the platform just to keep producing “new” content, and I’m starting to lose faith! While I’m all for new ideas, those new ideas need to be executed correctly, to keep me interested! And I already feel like, this is a GREAT idea for a film, but the humor and writing of the scripts won’t get past subpar.
Check out the Disney Plus Godmothered Trailer below
More About 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.
Godmothered is directed by Sharon Maguire (“Bridget Jones’s Diary,” “Bridget Jones’s Baby”) and produced by Justin Springer (“Dumbo”), Diane L. Sabatini (“Lady and the Tramp”), Tom Pollock (“Ghostbusters: Afterlife”), Ivan Reitman (“Ghostbusters”) and Amie Karp (“Ghostbusters: Afterlife”) served as executive producers. Godmothered also stars Santiago Cabrera, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Jane Curtin, June Squibb, Jillian Shea Spaeder, Willa Skye, Artemis Pebdani, Utkarsh Ambudkar and Stephnie Weir.