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Ella Enchanted: All that you must know about this fantasy romance movie

by Ratan Srivastava
Ella Enchanted

Ella Enchanted is indeed a fantasy romantic comedy film directed by Tommy O’Haver as well as written by Karen McCullah Lutz as well as Kirsten Smith from 2004. It really is partially based on Gail Carson Levine’s 1997 novel of the same title. This movie, featuring Anne Hathaway as well as Hugh Dancy, is a twist on the traditional fairy tale.

This movie was made in collaboration with corporations from the United States, Ireland, as well as the United Kingdom.

Hathaway, who had first read the novel there at age of 16, claims there would be an earlier version of the screenplay that’s much closer to the book however didn’t seem to work as just a movie; she also says she loves the final product because it “makes fun of itself for being a fairy tale.”

The movie is “so different from the novel that it’s hard to compare them,” according to Levine, who also mentions the creation of new characters like Sir Edgar as well as Heston, and suggests “viewing the movie as either a distinct creative endeavour.”

Inside the movie, Hathaway did all of the singing herself. Jimi Mistry, an Indian-origin British actor, said he appreciated portraying a talking book inside the movie because it gave him a chance of doing something different from his past parts. “It doesn’t get any less Indian than a talking book, especially an American talking book,” he added.

During August–December 2002, filming took conducted in Ireland at Ardmore Studios as well as on-site in Wicklow. Luggala Estate, Killruddery House and Garden, and Kiltegan were among the locations. Ella Enchanted premiered on April 9, 2004, and grossed $6,169,030 in its first weekend, placing it ninth at the American box office.

Critics gave the picture a mixed response. Rotten Tomatoes, a review aggregation website, has given the film a 50% rating based on 115 reviews, with such an aggregate score of 5.6/10. “Hathaway is a sweet protagonist, however, the basic tale is overshadowed by stupid gimmickry,” the site’s consensus states. The movie received a 53 out of 100 rating from 30 reviewers on Metacritic, signifying “mixed or mediocre reviews.”

Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times scored the movie 3.5 out of 4 stars, calling it “the greatest family movie this year so far.”

The soundtrack was released by Hollywood Records on April 6, 2004, and includes Kelly Clarkson’s rendition of Aretha Franklin’s “Respect,” as well as Queen’s “Somebody to Love” as well as Elton John and Kiki Dee’s “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart,” all of which were sung by Hathaway and Jesse McCartney.

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