PG | | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Ella is under a spell to be constantly obedient, a fact she must hide from her new step-family in order to protect the prince of the land, her friend for whom she's falling.
Tommy O'Haver affectionately called the Lamia Castle Guards his very own Stormtroopers, referencing Star Wars.
Fairy tales tell, as their labels imply / Stories of magic, of creatures that fly / With giants and dragons and ogres and elves / And inanimate objects that speak for themselves / There's romance and danger and plotting of schemes / There's good ...
Ella's enchantment fails on at least two occasions: when Prince Charmont says "Allow me" and she continues to refuse his help, and when Slannen says "Forget it" and she continues to discuss his legal aspirations. The earlier "bite me" scene established that Ella's enchantment takes colloquial "commands" literally, thus she should have allowed Char to help her, and literally forgotten about Slannen's peeves.
The cityscape of the Miramax logo dissolves into the cityscape of the medieval city in the movie.
Written by Jeff Lynne
Performed by Darren Hayes
Arranged and Orchestrated by James Seymour Brett (as James Brett)
Produced by James Seymour Brett (as James Brett)
Darren Hayes appears courtesy of JWM Pty Ltd and Columbia Records
$6,169,030 (USA) (11 April 2004)
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