Godmothered Review – A Parent’s Honest Opinion

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Godmothered is now on Disney+! Is this film OK for smaller kids? Here’s a Godmothered review for parents.

Does this PG movie need a parent review?

Godmothered is a light, whimsical and funny film. The trailer definitely shows that it’s a film geared towards families.

But with it’s PG rating, we thought it would be beneficial to share why Disney+ may have given decided on this instead of a G rating.

(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.

Sharing A Twist on Happily Ever After

One way this film keeps kids interested is by giving us a storyline that’s different from others our kids have encountered.

Jillian Bell play Eleanor, and fairy godmother in training, looking to make dreams come true.

The fun of the film is that things don’t always go the way she’s been trained for them to go.

Younger children will appreciate the consistent use of magic, and the kid-friendly slapstick comedy. It did a great job of keeping my 6 year old engaged in the storyline.

Tough Subjects and Situations

While none of the situations in Godmothered caused concern as a parent, there were a few topics smaller kids may question.

Godmothered touches on the loss of a parent, the importance of self-care, and even the true meaning of love.

It even talks about believing in yourself and your talents.

The adult characters do spend some time in a bar during one scene, and there is a reference to a lemon drop drink being a “perfect potion.”

Eleanor seems to be tipsy during the scene, so that may need an explanation (and reminder that alcohol is a drink just for adults).

There’s a quick joke during the beginning of the film about doing drugs, and a Game of Thrones reference, but nothing that needs a deep explanation.

Jillian Shea Spaeder as Jane in GODMOTHERED, exclusively on Disney+. Photo courtesy of Disney+. © 2020 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The Christmas Connection

The fun part of this film is that it’s a Christmas story!

While the story does fall into the lesson of learning how to make your dreams come true, there is the underlying magic of the holidays.

There’s a Christmas party, a Christmas concert, and even a hilarious scene where the family decorates the outside of their house with lots of twinkling lights.

Once you watch, you kids will want to add Godmothered to their favorite Christmas movie list.

A Few Lessons For Parents, Too

While this Godmothered parent review focuses on allowing younger kids to see the film, I want to point out that this is film touches all the right points for frazzled parents.

Learning how to take care of ourselves, how NOT to keep our children from following their dreams, and no matter how much we’ve been through, we can create our own fairy tales.

(L-R): Jillian Bell as Eleanor, Isla Fisher as Mackenzie Walsh, Mary Elizabeth Ellis as Paula and Willa Skye as Mia in GODMOTHERED, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by K.C. Bailey. © 2020 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

So, is Godmothered OK for little kids?

My 6 and 10 year old both agreed that Godmothered was a fun film, and is now one of their favorite holiday movies.

While there may be a few topics more inquisitive kids will want to explore with you, this is truly a family-friendly film.

Want More Parent Reviews?

Check out our Disney+ Noelle Review and our The Mandalorian Review for parents. We hope this Godmothered review was just as helpful as our other articles.

Godmothered is streaming exclusively on Disney+ starting December 4th!

About Amiyrah

My name is Amiyrah and I'm an an African American fashion & lifestyle blogger based in Ohio.

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