Loosely based on Gail Carson Levine's 1997 novel of the same name, Ella Enchanted stars Anne Hathaway as Ella and Hugh Dancy as Prince Charmont. " Placed under the spell of a blundering fairy, Ella has no choice but to go through life obeying each and every order - no matter what the consequences may be. When her father brings home a wicked new stepmother (Joanna Lumley) and two evil stepsisters, Olive (Jennifer Higham) and Hattie (Lucy Punch) , Ella must deal with their demanding ways, hopefully without giving away her secret! While the movie seems to be loved by both adults and children, the film suffers simply due to the fact that it all feels so familiar. We dont need a new spin on Cinderella, we want something new. Its as if they threw Shrek, Robin Hood, and every Disney princess movie you can think of into a blender and out came this strange concoction of a film. Plus throw in too much singing and plenty of too-cool-for-school pop culture references and this is what you get. Its great for young girls (admittedly the target audience) but does little else to satisfy anyone else. Its style over substance and beat for beat whatd you expect it to be.