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Is Godmothered On Disney+ Safe For Kids? Parent Movie Review

Is Godmothered On Disney+ Safe For Kids? Parent Movie Review

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Godmothered, a new holiday movie, lands on Disney+ on December 4. And if you’ve been bingewatching all the Christmas movies on Disney+, you’ve probably got this on your list to watch next! Is Godmothered safe for kids of all ages? This parent movie review of Godmothered on Disney+ will help you decide what ages are best for this holiday movie. ps- don’t forget to check the quotes from Godmothered after you watch the movie!

About Godmothered on Disney+

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.

Jillian Bell as Eleanor in GODMOTHERED safe for kids?
Jillian Bell as Eleanor in GODMOTHERED, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by K.C. Bailey. © 2020 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Is Godmothered Safe For Kids? Movie Review By Mom

Godmothered is one of those movies that I had huge hopes for: it stars two wonderful comediennes (Isla Fischer and Jillian Bell) and had an interesting premise.

What happens to the Fairy Godmothers in training when people no longer believe in the Happily Ever After?

I expected to have a reaction close to my love for Noelle, last year’s star of the Disney Christmas movies.

Isla Fisher as Mackenzie Walsh and Jillian Bell as Eleanor in GODMOTHERED ok for kids
(L-R): Isla Fisher as Mackenzie Walsh and Jillian Bell as Eleanor in GODMOTHERED, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by K.C. Bailey. © 2020 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

While I liked it enough, I can’t say it’s going to be on constant rewatch here.

It is a little longer than necessary, and actually kinda slow in the beginning as backstories are played out.

The costumes, the effects, and the acting is lovely, but not overly inspiring to hit that instant Disney classic level.

I know, I know… bummer.

But don’t fret, my Christmas movie loving friends!

The payoff is there at the end culminating in a wild carriage ride worthy of the Cinderella Godmother branding.

And yes, there’s a sweet and uplifting conclusion that will leave your family satisfied- if they stick it out through the long middle parts.

Jane Curtin as Moira in GODMOTHERED safe for kids parent movie review
Jane Curtin as Moira in GODMOTHERED, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by K.C. Bailey. © 2020 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

What Ages Can Watch Godmothered On Disney+?

Godmothered is safe for most kids ranging from 5 and up.

There are two main issues I’d caution against for younger kiddos.

The content does discuss the death of a parent (hello, it’s a Disney movie so of course, it does!) that could be concerning for some families.

And as mentioned above, it starts slowly.

A child under the age of 5 might have a tough time paying attention and staying engaged with the content.

The great news is that this is on Disney+! You can stop and restart as needed if you find a wee one’s interest drifting away.

Santiago Cabrera as Hugh and Isla Fisher as Mackinzie Godmothered parent movie review
(L-R): Santiago Cabrera as Hugh and Isla Fisher as Mackenzie Walsh in GODMOTHERED, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by K.C. Bailey. © 2020 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Godmothered Ok For Kids? Any Content To Worry?

Not really!

This is a clean movie as far as language, sex and violence goes.

Thanks to the help of an adorable woodland helper, the house is clean too!

Phew- this is a movie the whole family can watch together when Godmothered begins streaming on December 4.

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