Wondering if Godmothered is ok for kids? Godmothered is Disney+’s newest holiday film addition. It sets outs to amend our views on fairy tales, but not without some magic and animal hijinks first. Is Godmothered kid friendly? Rated PG, there are a few mature elements, but overall a it’s kid friendly film that won’t ruin Christmas or Santa Claus for kids.
Is Godmothered Kid Friendly?
In Godmothered, Jillian Bell plays Eleanor, a somewhat naive Fairy Godmother-in-training. Her dream is to become a Fairy Godmother, but when she finds out the training program will be shut down due to nobody needing an FG anymore, she’s out to prove that people still do. Enter Mackenzie (Isla Fisher), a jaded single mom who most certainly does not need any more change in her life, least of all – Eleanor. Or maybe she does…
Here’s what parents need to know in this Godmothered Parents Guide.
There is no profanity, but there are phrases like “oh my g-d.”
Characters deal with the loss of a family member.
Some characters drink alcohol, references to beer and wine.
Is Godmothered Appropriate for Kids Under 8?
Godmothered is one of those films you’d describe as “cute.” When you’re talking with your friends, “Hey how did you like Godmothered?” “Oh, it was cute.” I’d recommend it for kids ages 6 and up. Some younger ones may lose interest, but there is a pretty funny raccoon named Gary who will keep the laughs coming for the younger crowd.
Eleanor is determined to prove that Mackenzie needs a Fairy Godmother – certainly a makeover and a ball gown will fix everything. That’s what fairy tales say.
So while we eventually get to a point of where happily ever after isn’t the goal, a lot of the jokes and comedic elements get repetitive and rely too much on Eleanor, though Jillian Bell is delightful! And kudos to Bell for wearing that gown most of the film.
At first I laughed at how adorable and naive she is when introduced to the tough streets of Boston. But then the gag kept going a little too long. Is there a certain Enchanted feel to it? Yes, but there’s a little too much chaos in Godmothered to have the same winning effect.
Parents, just be mindful of kids sensitive to loss. Some parts may be sad when talking about the loss of a parent or spouse, but it’s also a good reminder of being able to move on at your own pace with the support of friends and family.
The message is there, the heart is there, hey and you get some bonus Boston Christmas shots! It’s about time fairy tales were rewritten. Watch Godmothered, now streaming on Disney+. It’s totally cute.