Happily N'Ever After (2006) - Animation, Adventure, Comedy

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An alliance of evil-doers, led by Frieda, looks to take over Fairy Tale Land. But when Ella realizes her stepmother is out to ruin her storybook existence, she takes a dramatic turn and blossoms into the leader of the resistance effort.

IMDB: 4.5
Director: Paul Bolger
Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Sarah Michelle Gellar
Length: 87 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 28 out of 71 found boring (39.43%)

One-line Reviews (58)

save your money.

The characters are one dimensional and predictable.

Delivery wise, the animation looked rather uninspiring.

The Narration was boring and the characters were useless.

The colors look dark and drab, even when the action is taking place outdoors in the middle of the day.

Should be taken sparingly and only as a cure for insomnia.

The drab voice acting from Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prince Jr., Andy Dick and Sigourney Weaver made this film lack soul and originality.

I tell everyone I know that this was the worst movie I have ever seen.

And Sarah Michell Gellar, while I'm a big fan of hers from her Buffy days, seemed bored the whole time.

it was a waste of money, I wouldn't rent again ever.

Good voice cast and a good idea, but forgettable and bland in its execution .

)—are struggling with a dull, lifeless script.

Shallowly explored relationships between the characters, unconvincing vocal-animation synchronisation, poorly devised dialogue, primitive character models, and a severe lack of story content at several points, make for a wholly disappointing film.

this is one of worst movies I've ever seen.. they could have had a better actor play the wizard and Peters was an awful person to play the step mother, they could have had Sarah Jessica Parker or someone from the sex in the city crew.

This was nothing but a giant, predictable yawn.

If my son's friends hadn't already seen "Eragon" and "Night at The Museum", we wouldn't have sat through this 1 hour 15 minute time-waster of an animated cliché.

Rick, the dishwasher of the Prince, feels this is a waste of time.

The plot, while intriguing in concept, drags in too many places, and there just feels like a few too many holes are left here and there.

This movie does hold one's attention and it is highly entertaining.

N'ever, supposedly a Cinderella story with a twist, is a collection of bad jokes, whiny characters, predictable story lines, dismal animation, failed attempts to be witty, and a stubborn refusal to allow anything resembling character development occur.

i came dangerously close to being bored.

By this time, you might be thinking why they would waste their time making movies like this.

I fell asleep, too--even with the sound effects vibrating the theater.

By this time, you would wonder why anyone would even waste their time watching this movie.

Even though this inverted-plot approach is far from original, "Happily N'Ever After" might have been an entertaining movie had it at least managed to be funny.

While sitting in the (empty) theater, I tried to come up with some redeeming qualities for this movie.

yawn yawn yawn .

This movie was different and enjoyable for anyone who believes in fairy tales and anyone who dares to believe.

Save your money, please don't watch this

I wish I could tell you what the movie is about, but honestly, the plot is so freaking boring, what's the point?

This had to have been one of the most boring films I have seen to date slated for kids.

So predictable and the script was horrible.

However, despite these good things, the film at the end of the day felt forgettable and bland.

The characters were predictable, uninteresting and just plain lame.

While I did have some sympathy for the character of "Rick", the other characters from Cinderella to her evil stepmother were unlikable and/or uninteresting.

The movie had an extremely underdeveloped plot, simple and uninteresting character profiles, and a horribly written script.

I thought this was a cute and clever animated movie with good actors portraying the parts - enjoyed it very much.

A great idea for a story, but the jokes were on the whole very derivative and the pace uneven consequently the film lacked sparkle and felt predictable.

All in all, a perfect movie for children and their bored parents.

We were even more amazed to find out there were all these extra's on the DVD with even a testimony by Sigourney Weaver telling she was positively impressed with the script and chose to play the evil stepmother because it was 'such an original and round character' while it actually struck us how cliché and black-and-white this character was.

The princess protagonist has an uninteresting sense of this, not done in the fun way of Shrek's princess Fiona.

Boredom ensues.

There are just so many could have been great moments but in the end nothing can save this lacklustre, boring pile of generic trash.

Also, here and there it gets a little boring because things are being repeated again and again.

Other than that it was pretty predictable in a Shrek kind of way.

I really don't care what you do but for me, I enjoyed it.

I enjoyed Stepmothers heaving bosom as a distraction but aside from that it was entirely predictable and completely lacked the charm of Shrek 1 & 2.

otherwise,the movie was pretty tedious.

A lot of it seemed like it was just a waste of time.


This film looks terrific--the visuals of Fairy Tale land are quite stunning, and the character design, along with capable voicing, makes the characters memorable.

The trailer promised an exciting flick about how fairy tales might have ended up had there not been a happy ending.

the movie does - the predictable plot will be figured out by anyone over the age of 9 within 5 minutes* Oh how I wish I had seen a review of this movie before I had gone to see it.

Upon the beginning of the story, it opens with what has to be the most cliché, and completely useless entry-point I've ever seen in my entire life.

This isn't a clever take on fairy tales, it's just boring.

As I said there's the voice talents of Sigourney Weaver, who was slightly enjoyable as more than just sex- appeal.

Completely generic and dull.

So please don't waste your money on this.