'Ella Enchanted' (2004)
Gail Carson Levine's fairytale book Ella Enchanted (1997) received a less-than-faithful adaptation with the 2004 movie version. Hathaway plays Ella, a young woman living in the kingdom of Frell who is given the 'gift' of obedience by her fairy godmother Lucinda (Vivica A. Fox). Ella's obligation to do whatever is asked of her results in all sorts of dubious hilarity in this obvious attempt to capitalize on Hathaway's Princess Diaries popularity. The film's tongue-in-cheek approach to fairytales allows its star to poke some gentle fun at her goodie-goodie image.